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Janet Varney


Janet L. Varney, age 78 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Clare/Harrison, MI went to be with The Lord, May 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Varney; mother, Norma Sprite; stepfather, Edward Sprite; and father, Gordon Oviatt. She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Gary) Smith, Karen Varney, Rebecca Crawford; son, Jacob (Jeffrey) Nesseth-Varney; grandchildren, Randall (Maria) Thomas, Scott Thomas, Jack (Linda) Thomas; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Janet was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was actively involved in activities that supported their participation in sports, band, and scouting. Janet was a long-term employee of Big Wheel in Clare, MI and Wal-Mart in Cascade, MI. She enjoyed organizing events for charities like Relay For Life and Shop With A Cop. Janet enjoyed bowling, garage saling, and crafts. She was a patient, caring, and supportive person to all who knew her. Visitation will take place 6-8 pm, Monday, May 24, 2021 at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel. Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at same location. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life,

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  1. Girls so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Coach Marshall

  2. I just learned of Janet’s passing. I have been trying to get a hold of her for a long time as we were friends in grade school in East Grand Rapids. Her mother was our Girl Scout leader and I spent many hours and had many sleepovers at her house on Belclaire. We lost touch so many years ago but I remember her fondly and considered her my best friend at Lakeside school. So sorry for all who are left behind. I hope all your favorite memories of her will give you peace. Kathy Gorman Black. Sanford Florida.

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