Kathy Varner

  • Born: March 11, 1953
  • Died: November 17, 2015
  • Location: Mystic, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544

Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kathy Varner, age 62 of Mystic, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her home.

She was born March 11, 1953 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Twilah (Hunt) McVeigh. Kathy was united in marriage to Laurel Varner in Mystic, Iowa on April 1, 1972. They were blessed with two children, Chad and Tony.

Kathy held numerous job positions throughout her lifetime. She first worked for McGraw-Edison in Centerville. She later worked for both the Golden Age Manor and the Centerville Care Center. Most recently, she was employed with Lee Container in Centerville.

In her spare time she enjoyed carpentry and had quite a talent with woodworking. Kathy was involved with numerous renovation projects over her lifetime, including her garage, the family camper, as well as many home furnishings. She also loved attending auctions, especially her routine trips to Cincinnati.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Laurel Varner of Mystic, Iowa; two children, Chad (Heather) Varner of Centerville, Iowa and Tony (Jessi) Varner of Centerville, Iowa; her mother, Twilah McVeigh of Mystic, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Paul (Cherese), Spencer, Morgan, Maddy, Ty, Brady, and Katelyn; a great grandchild, Broly; a sister, Francis Ashby of Mystic, Iowa; and a brother, Roger (Fran) McVeigh of Unionville, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank McVeigh; a brother, Dave McVeigh; and a sister, Carol Sue Barrell.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 PM, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Holly Oden officiating. A private inurnment will follow at a later date in the Highland Cemetery in Mystic, Iowa. A visitation will take place on Saturday, November 21st at Lange Funeral Home from 2-4 PM. Memorials have been established to the Mystic American Legion, Post #340 and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

we are very sorry for your loss. deepest condolence from skip and Linda

Posted by skip and linda campbell - centerville, IA - friend   December 05, 2015

Laurel Sorry to here of the death of Kathy. Miss you on the ham bands.
Wesley Glidewell WUSO

Posted by wesley glidewell - camdenton, MO - friend   November 23, 2015

Prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Virgil Hughes - Macon, MO - Friend   November 19, 2015

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Kathy Varner she was a good friend we will miss her rest in peace we will never forget you

Posted by Jesse Blevins - Claremore, OK - school friends   November 19, 2015

L aurel sorry too hear of the passing of Kathy. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by roberta buban - centerville, IA - friend   November 19, 2015


Laurel, so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. May God be with you and your family at this rough time.
Larry, WA0JDL

Posted by Larry Wilson - Melcher, IA - Friend of Laurel. Wa0jdl   November 19, 2015

Kathy was a great woman who loved her family!she sure loved going to the auctions too. We sure had some fun times while she worked at Barkers.She was never lost for words and told it how it was.My condolences go out to the family and Im sorry for your loss

Posted by jamie - cincinnati, IA - co worker   November 18, 2015


My thoughts are with all of Kathy's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Bethony (Bills) Cockrum - Centerville, IA   November 18, 2015


So sorry to here of your loss ,my prayers to the family.May Kathy R.I.P. in the hands of God.

Posted by nellie thomas - Centerville, IA - knew the family   November 18, 2015

So sorry to hear about Kathy. God bless her. If anyone needs anything let me know

Posted by Mark Hancox - Centerville, IA - Friend classmates   November 18, 2015