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Ray V. Varnell
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1923
Death: Nov. 23, 2009

Ray V. Varnell 1923 - 2009
Memorial services for Ray V. Varnell, 86, Osawatomie, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., De Soto. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will follow in De Soto Cemetary. He died Nov. 23, 2009, at Specialist Hospital in Overland Park.
Mr. Varnell was born March 7, 1923, and graduated from Walnut High School in 1943. He was a gunner in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He moved to De Soto in 1946 where he owned a garage and body shop and city police chief. He moved to Osawatomie in 1979, operating a body shop and furniture and bait shop before retiring in 1988.
He was a life member of De Soto VFW Post 6654.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; daughters Rhonda, Shawnee, Darlene, Osawatomie,Della, Osawatomie, Sherida, Diana, Cathy and Kristy; sons Daniel and David, 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
The family suggest memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, 6495 Metcalf Ave. 204, Overland Park, KS, 66202.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Earl F French (1906 - 1983)
  Carrie Erma Misener French (1906 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Louise Veriene Lamkey (1927 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ray V. Varnell (1923 - 2009)
  Donald Franklin French (1930 - 1988)*
  Louis Dwayne French (1933 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
DeSoto Cemetery
De Soto
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: East of East, Lot 140
 
Maintained by: Kathy Ross
Originally Created by: Leota Rose Payton
Record added: Nov 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44785348
Ray V. Varnell
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Ray V. Varnell
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Ray V. Varnell
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Rest in peace Ray
- Michael
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- Brenda Morgan
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- Debi Marshall
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