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THE AUGUSTA GAZETTE, 22 December 1961
Estella May Varner Dies at Age 81, Had Lived Here 50 Years

A well-known Augustan, Mrs. Estella May Varner, aged 83, died early this morning in Wesley hospital in Wichita. She was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth and Henry T. Brown and was the oldest of the Brown children. She was born December 18, 1878 in Macon Co., Ill. Her marriage to Frank H. Varner took place November 6, 1920 in Oklahoma City. He died in 1949.

Surviving brothers and sisters are Marshall Brown of Decatur, Ill.; Orrin A. Brown. Leon; Orville Brown, Phoenix, Ariz,; Leonard Brown, Augusta; Lillian Burge, Argenta, Ill.; and Francis Sotter, Winfield.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Methodist church with Rev. Orson Evans officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

Mrs. Varner had been a member of the First Methodist church since 1913 and was active in church work. She was also an active member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Isabella Weldin chapter of the D.A.R., Twentieth Century Club, Entre Nous Club and Friendship Club.

She will be missed greatly in all circles of life in Augusta and south Butler county.
Transcribed and Contributed by Marland Boucher

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