Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 6-8 P.M. at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, IA.
Services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at 1:00 P.M. at the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, IA. The officiant will be Pastor Edith Little.
Serving as casket bearers will be Jerry Schiebel, Rick Miedema, Terry Thompson, Scott Miedema, Jeremy Thompson, Lydel Miedema, Matt Schiebel and Jason Taylor.
Interment will take place at the Durant Cemetery, Durant , IA.
Memorial donations may be made to Durant Ambulance Service in her memory.
Helen P. Varney, age 89, of Walcott, IA, formerly of Durant, IA died on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus in Davenport, IA.
Helen was born April 23, 1922 to Russell and Faye (Byers) Miles in Minburn, IA. She married William L. Varney on April 27, 1941 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death May 27, 1995.
Helen was the director of housekeeping at the Davenport Lutheran Home for many years retiring in 1987.
She enjoyed crafts and traveling. Above all, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters: Janet and her husband Jerry Schiebel of Washington, IA, Cindy and her husband Rick Miedema of Walcott, IA, Brenda and her husband Terry Thompson of Sparta, MO, her sons: Russell and his wife Lorna of Forsyth, MO and Michael Varney of Lewisville, TX, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband William, her grandson Jason Varney, her sister Vivian Mitchell and her brothers: Charles, Roscoe, Russell and Donald.