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Lowell Varney

The friendly and talkative Lowell Thomas Varney, 82, of Carey, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at Blanchard Valley Medical Center.
Lowell was born in Henlawson, W.Va., to the late Archie Denison and Alma Jean (Burgess) on Sept. 13, 1941. He grew up in several places in West Virginia, then moved to Ohio where he graduated from Mohawk High School in 1959.
One fateful day while Lowell was eating lunch, the local carhop, Sue Turnbull caught Lowell’s eye and the rest was history. The two were wed on Jan. 7, 1961, together sharing more than 55 years of marriage. They enjoyed traveling across the east coast with their family, weekend camping trips to West Virginia and wintertime cruises to escape the Ohio winters. Sue preceded Lowell in death on May 1, 2016.
Lowell was a hardworking man and a dedicated employee at Whirlpool of Findlay for 38 years. Lowell was an excellent craftsman and when the children grew up, he built the house he and Sue called home. He made sure the yard was in perfect condition and could rival any golf course in the country. Always wanting to spend time with friends and family, his pond was the place to be for a cookout or summertime swim.
Lowell will be missed by his three children, Cindi (Jim) Welty of Fremont, Dave (Joy) Varney of Dunkirk, and Lowell Thomas “Tom” Varney Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Aaron Doss, Kristen (Jason) Buhl, Tricia Doss and David Varney Jr.; great-grandchildren, Gabe, Logan, Bristal, Ryan, Caden, Shaun and Ta’lon; siblings, Ardena Gumm, Joyce Thompson, Bill Varney and Della (Ray) Myers; favorite foster brother, Ed Robinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Lowell is preceded in death by siblings, Jim, Walter and Mary.
Visitation will be held at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, on Monday, Dec. 18, from 1-2 p.m. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cynthia Morrison officiating and burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Donations may be made in Lowell’s honor to Bridge Home Hospice and may be sent to the funeral home.
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