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Marjory Jean Varney
(March 17, 1925 - November 2, 2012)

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Marjory Jean Varney

Marjory Jean Varney , age 87 of Hastings , died Friday November 2 , 2012 at her families residence where she was cared for by her daughter Nancy .

Marjory was born March 17, 1925 in Nashville , Michigan , the daughter of Theron and Ruth (Hawthorne) Belson .

She graduated from Nashville High School in 1942 . She was employed at Tyden Seal Viking for 42 years, retiring in 1990 . Marjory was married to Donald E . Varney in February of 1950. She met Don at a dance in Nashville and they continued for years dancing and racing their horses around Barry County. Don preceded her in death on November 19, 1979. Marjory was a member of the Eastern Star , enjoyed knitting , crocheting , collecting Coke memorabilia , and especially loved spending time with grandchildren . She loved to race horses and being involved with the Michigan Harness Association for 20 years.

Marjory was preceded in death by her parents , husband Donald , sister Edith Maurer , step-son's ; Jim Varney , Larry Varney , Ronnie Varney , step-daughter , Pattie Messcar , great granddaughter Gracie Marie Patten .

Marjory is survived by her daughter , Nancy (Mike ) Hallifax of Hastings  , daughter's ; Marcia Straley and Janet Webb  of Hillsdale , as well as many loved grandchildren , great-grandchildren and great-great - grandchildren ,  sisters ; Lucille Belson , Joyce Curtis , Della Keeler , Sharon Mead , Kathy Stout , Linda Dobson , many nieces and nephews .

Monday, November 5, 2012 from 6pm - 8pm
Girrbach Funeral Home

Funeral Service:
Tuesday November 6, 2012 @ 1:00pm
Girrbach Funeral Home

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