Sara Louise (Sheets) Varnes

Born: Mon., Jan. 20, 1930
Died: Wed., Jan. 6, 2021

Family to do services at later date

Private Interment

Location: Union Cemetery

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     Sara Louise Varnes, 90, formerly of Mifflintown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

      Born Jan. 20, 1930, in McCoysville, she was a daughter of the late Loyd F. and Bessie (McKinley) Sheets.

     She is survived by two grandchildren, Wayko Varnes and wife, Rachel, of Port Royal, and Farrah Lukens and husband, Chris, of Reedsville, one brother, Donald W. Sheets and wife, Jean, of Mifflin, six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Rowlan L. Varnes. Sr. on Feb. 26, 1999, two sons, Rowlan Varnes, Jr. and Glenn “Jake” Varnes, and four brothers, Floyd C. Sheets, Sr., Merle “Tim” Sheets, Roy S. Sheets, and Walter L. “Brownie” Sheets.

    Sara worked at Avtex Fibers.

     She loved to cook and bake and she made many dishes that were special to her family. She enjoyed thrift shopping and going to yard sales.

     A private service with burial in Union Cemetery, Mifflintown, will be held at the convenience of the family with a celebration of life to follow at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059, to help with her final expenses.

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Charitable donations may be made in Sara's memory to the following organization:

Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059
Tel: 717-436-2149

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charlene swineford
   Posted Sat January 09, 2021
Louise and my father were cousins. My husband Roy and I enjoyed visiting her at her home and at Locust Grove. We always had a good time with her and if I went without Roy she would always ask about him. Also she would ask about my brother Tom Yeager even after he had passed. I always sent her birthday cards and have one ready to mail now but just learned today of her passing. We have many fond memories of her and will miss visiting her. Our sympathy to her family.

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