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AUGUSTA GAZETTE, 6 September 1956
Obituary of RALPH B. VARNER

Ralph B. Varner, former Augusta resident, died Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock of a heart attack in the yard of his home at Winfield. He had a light heart attack, 15 months ago, but since that time he had been enjoying good health.

The funeral services will be held from the Morris Funeral home in Winfield Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood mausoleum at Augusta. Burial services here will be at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Ralph Varner was born September 22, 1899, in Augusta the son of the late E. C. and Ona Varner, He attended the Augusta schools and the University of Kansas. He was in the banking business in Augusta until 1934 at which time he moved to Wichita. In 1952, he moved to Winfield where he operated a ranch until the time of his death.

He was married to Louise Meecke at Wichita, February 17, 1921 .She survives as do two daughters, Mrs. Mary Warwick of Kansas City, Missouri and Mrs. Barbara Frizell of Larned. Two grandsons and one brother Cecil Varner of Augusta, also survive.

Mr. Varner was a member of the Episcopal church in which he served as vestryman. He was a member of Rotary, Consistory, Shrine and other groups. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity at K.U.
Transcribed and Contributed by Marland Boucher

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