Lura Kathleen Varner

Lura Kathleen Varner, 92, of Williamstown passed away Tuesday (July 30, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Monday, Jan. 31, 1921, in Oklahoma, to the late Charles L. and Carol M. Hendrickson Horner. Lura worked for several years as a waitress at the Lafayette Hotel. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Williamstown.

Lura is survived by her children, John Varner (Patty) of Williamstown, daughter Judy Ritchie (Ron Johnson) of Bridgeville, Pa.; grandchildren, Brian Menefee of Walker, W.Va., Criss Menefee (Dauphna) of Virginia Beach, Va., Joe Menefee of Bridgeville, Pa., Melissa Varner (Chris Butt) of Erie, Colo. and John M. Varner (Tressa) Williamstown; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister Virginia Markle of Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday (Aug. 2, 2013) at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Williamstown United Methodist Church, 304 West 5th Street, Williamstown 26187. Online condolences may be made to