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Varner Services Held At Chapel

Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. today in the Dunsford chapel for Charles Otto Varner, 7l, who died at his home Saturday at 11:50 a.m. He had been in poor health since 1930.

Mr. Varner was a wonderful family man devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude Long, and three children, Mrs., Hazel Douglass, Wichita, Mrs. Pauline Bostwick and. Mrs. Gladys Firebaugh of Augusta. Mr. and Mrs. Varner were married at the rural Fairview church October 5, 1898

Mr. Varner was a member of a prominent pioneer family of Butler County. His parents were the late Jesse and Olive Varner. He was born April 16,1880 near DeGraff in Butler county.

There are two surviving brothers, Edd C. of Augusta and George, of Sioux City, Ian.; a sister, Mrs. Ella Reed, Rock; and four grandsons, Charles Douglass, Wichita, Jim and Bobby Firebaugh and Donnie Bostwick of Augusta.

Mr. Varner retired from farming activity in1916. Before moving_
To Augusta, the family resided on a farm south of town. He served at one time on the city council. Mr. Varner was a member of the Methodist church, Mystic Tie Lodge No. 74, of Augusta, Knights' Templar of El Dorado and the Consistory and Shrine at Wichita. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a lifetime member of the Mystic Tie Lodge.

Rev. Victor A. Major, pastor of, the Methodist church conducted the services today. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery. Pall bearers were: Lex Jones, Ed Warren, Merle Dunn, Harry Patterson, R. A. Cox and Roy Guest of Wichita.

The 33rd degree Masonic service as held at the chapel and the Blue Lodge service at the mausoleum.
Transcribed and Contributed by Marland Boucher

Last Updated:  Sunday, November 06, 2005 14:07:08

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