Gilbert Varner

Gilbert C. “Bub” Varner, age 89, of Ross, Ohio, and a native of Durbin, Boyer Siding, died Monday, April 27, 2015.

Bub retired from the C&O Railroad with 43 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Lillie Cassell Varner; his wife, Phyllis Patrick Varner; and sisters, Louise Humphreys, Thelma George and Evelyn Louhoff.

He is survived by his children, Joyce Varner, Glenna Varner, Mike Varner, and wife, Melanie, and Donna Ison; grandchildren, Michael Varner, and wife, Ashley, Chris Halcomb, Jennifer Beckman, and husband, Eric, and Brittany Cole, and husband, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Colton, Kenadie, Logan, Kasadie, Brooklyn, Riley, Caleb, Emmalyn and Khloie; a sister, Louise Humphreys; brothers-and-sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was May 2 at Dennis George Funeral Home in Cleves, Ohio. Interment was in Venice Cemetery Ross, Fairfield, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to the Harrison Church of the Nazarene, 249 Sunset, Harrison, OH 45030.

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