Anna M. Varner, 96, Lancaster, Keystone Sewing Factory worker, homemaker

By on February 18, 2015

Anna M. Varner, 96, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster where she resided.

Her husband, the late Lloyd J. Varner, passed away Sept. 22, 2013. Anna was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late John and Mary Burkholder.

In Hopeland, she was a member of Hopeland United Methodist Church and worked at the Hopeland Sewing Factory. She was most recently employed at the Keystone Sewing Factory at Reinholds. Anna was also a homemaker and loved baking and canning.

Anna is survived by a son: James Varner, husband of Rene (Clement) Varner, of Peoria, Ariz.; two daughters: Arlene, wife of Dick Walton of Lancaster; and Eileen Walton of Lancaster; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Eva Wagner of Lancaster, and Dorothy Graybill of Quarryville.

In addition to her husband and parents, Anna was preceded in death by a grandson: Gregory Walton.

Friends will be received at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Ryan officiating. Interment will follow at Hopeland U.M. Cemetery in Hopeland.

Donations in Anna’s memory may be made to Hopeland United Methodist Church, 295 N. Clay Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send an online condolence visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, Ephrata, handled the arrangements.

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