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THE AUGUSTA GAZETTE, 8 September 1949
Varner Services Held Tomorrow

Funeral services for Frank Henry Varner, 76, will be held Friday at 2 P.M. in the Dunsford chapel with interment in the Elmwood cemetery. Rev V. A.Major will conduct the service. Pallbearers will be: Cecil and Ralph Varner, Ed Bostwick, Earl Firebaugh, Dale Sooter and Brown King.
Frank Varner has always been identified with the agricultural and oil development of south Butler County. The Varner discovery well, that brought the oil industry to Butler County, was found on his farm in 1914. From this discovery came the development of oil that may be seen here in the Socony Vacuum refinery and all its subsidiary work.

Mr. Varner, the son of Jesse and Olive Orr Varner, was born June 16, 1873 in Jackson county, Ill. He was married to Stella Brown November 6,1920 at Oklahoma City. His widow survives" as do three brothers, Edd C. and C. O. of Augusta, George F. of Douglass: and a sister, Mrs. Ella Reed of Rock.

Mr. Varner's death occurred at his home yesterday after an illness of two years. He came to Butler County With his parents in 1878 and was a retired farmer. His brother, Edd, has been in poor health at his home here for a number of years.
Transcribed and Contributed by Marland Boucher

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