Greta A. (Turbett) Varner

Born: Fri., Feb. 14, 1936
Died: Tue., Mar. 19, 2019


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 22, 2019
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.


Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

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     Greta A. Varner, 83, of Mifflintown, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

     She was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Mifflintown.

     She is survived by three children, Michael D. Varner and wife, Cindy, of Carlisle, Susan J. Stottle and husband, Alex, of Mifflintown, and Eva M. Weyrich and husband, Joe, of Thompsontown, her good friend and confidant, Vern E. Varner of Mifflintown, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

     Her husband,  Donald C. Varner, whom she married April 17, 1955, died Sept. 16, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her father, Harold M. Turbett, her mother, Anna (Criswell) Turbett Woodward, her step-father, John C. Woodward, Sr. and two brothers, C. Dean Turbett and Harold A. Turbett.

     She graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1954.

     She worked at Shirk's Grocery Store, Mifflintown, and was a seamstress at Lyon Fashions and RaeSel sewing factories, retiring in 1980.

     Greta was a member of First Baptist Church, Mifflintown and her favorite past-time was reading her Bible. She also enjoyed crocheting, putting together puzzles and doing word searches.

     Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St.,  Mifflintown, with Rev. Ronald Shupe officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, those who desire are asked to make a memorial contribution to First Baptist Church, 23964 Rt 35, Mifflintown, PA 17059, Central Juniata EMS, 47 CJEMS Lane, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Mifflintown Hose Co., 510 Washington Ave., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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Charitable donations may be made in Greta's memory to the following organizations:

Central Juniata EMS
47 CJEMS Lane, Mifflintown, PA 17059

First Baptist Church of Juniata County
23964 Rt 35, Mifflintown, PA 17059

Mifflintown Hose Co.
510 Washington Avenue, Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Missie Waite
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Susan, Eva & Mike,

You had a wonderful Mother, and I know so many of the ups & downs you all had. Greta was a truly genuine friend to me and my family. She was always there for me to stop and chat, have coffee with, call each other & grumble with and then laugh, and grab a Hershey's kiss on the way out. She listened to all of my rants and joyful news. had a bed for Adam when I was working and he was still in school, and was always there for me no matter what. I loved her like my 2nd Mom, best friend, and someone to eat with at the "old Stop 35". There are so many memories that I will always cherish. I miss her so much already. I can just see the party's that are going on with Don, my daughter, Larie and my Mom, Laura Wagner, up in heaven. Until we are all reunited again, I love you, Greta

Debbie (Varner) Musser
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Your mom was a good friend to my dad. I'm glad they had the time to share each other's company. She was always so kind to me when I visited her; and she will be surely missed. Love and Condolences, Debbie Musser

Joann Varner
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
Mike, Susan and Eva, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She was a special lady. I remember visiting with your mom and dad. They were a special couple. She is at rest now. She will always live in your hearts.

Mister Wiskers and Ms. Eva
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
Your Mom was one of a kind, and we enjoyed our many times together. Her passing into glory with her Savior Jesus Christ and seeing Him face to face is what she always talked about, and of course meeting her hubby, your Dad. We will miss her just as you all will.

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