Nancy R. (Wert) Varner

Born: Wed., Nov. 19, 1941
Died: Fri., Apr. 17, 2020


Private Funeral Service


Pending Memorial Service


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       Nancy Varner, 78, of Oakland Mills, went to be with Jesus at 5:35 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer.

     She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Fern (Brubaker) Wert and was born on Nov. 19, 1941 in Van Wert.

     Nancy was dearly loved by her surviving husband of 59 years, Philip C. Varner of Oakland Mills, whom she married Dec. 31, 1960. She is also survived by her three children, Kenneth Varner and his fiancé, Doris Holliday, of McAlisterville, Debra Richmond and her husband, Richard, of Thompsontown, and Lori Zimmerman and her husband, Tim, of Dillsburg, a brother, Sherle Wert and his wife, Mary, and a sister, Judy Kanagy. Her pride and joy included six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Peachey.

     Nancy was a member of the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church in Mifflintown, where she served in ministry for over 60 years. Nancy’s ministries included Sunday School teacher, VBS director, various music ministries, hospitality and missions committees, and planning activities for senior adult ministries.

     Nancy worked as a secretary with her husband Philip in the family business. She enjoyed traveling, baking cookies, and spending time with her family and a large circle of friends. Because of her kind nature and gentle laughter, Nancy was loved by everyone who met her.

     There will be a private graveside service at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown, with Pastor Ken Hepner officiating. A public memorial service will be held at a later time.

     In honor of Nancy’s life of giving and service, memorial gifts can be sent to the following organizations: 

Cedar Grove BIC Church, 287 Deerville Rd, Mifflintown, PA17059

 Roxbury Holiness Camp, 13763 Cumberland Hwy, Orrstown, PA 17244

Juniper Community Missions P.O. Box 249, Thompsontown, PA 17094 or 

 Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Bob and Tammy Spangler
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. We will be praying for all of you.

Bobby & Eva Sieber
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
In this time of grief over the loss of Nancy, you folks are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol And Harold Gingrich
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
You are great friends and Nancy will be missed may God be with you all the time

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