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Beverly Varner

September 18, 2019 - September 15, 2019


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

September 15, 2019



Birth Date:

September 18, 1950

Birth Place:

Elmira, New York

Service Information:

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


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Beverly Varner

Beverly A. Varner, 68, of Sayre passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at home with her family by her side after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

She was predeceased by her parents, Weldon and Ruth Gee Brown; and a niece, Cathleen Harkness.

Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Robert Varner of Sayre; children, Shannon Murphy of CT, Roger (Miguel Soto) Reeser of AZ, Randi Reeve of Wyalusing, PA; Robert Varner of Elmira and Steven (Dana) Varner of Sayre; siblings, Barb (David) Harkness of Elmira, Jim (Diane) Brown of PA and Barri Hoffman of TX; grandchildren, Kyle, Kaleb, Josh, Madison, Juliana, Jackson, Evan and Griffin; great grandchildren, Jade and Skye; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bev graduated from Troy High School and went on to Elmira College.  After college she was the Activities Director at the Sayre House before spending 25 years at the Robert Packer Hospital, retiring as the Director of Volunteers.  She enjoyed shopping, dancing, singing, cooking, entertaining, traveling, the outdoors and camping trips with her family.

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  A memorial service to honor Beverly’s life will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Cindy Schulte officiating.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Beverly’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Brenda K Benninger
Bob and family, hugs and prayers to you all.  Bev could light up anyone's day. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker. Bev loved like a great steward. Love,  BenningerJones family/ Brenda and Korin

From: Karen Hennessy Peters
Mr. Varner and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

From: Sue Lynch Evans
My sincere condolences to Rob and the family. I had the honor of having worked with Beverly at Sayre House many years ago. She was a very caring and loving person. R.I.P Beverly.

From: Chuck Carver
Bob, Michele and I were saddened to learn of Bev's passing.   I remember her laugh well from the old days at the Sayre UMC.  God bless you and your family.   Chuck

From: Michele Lambert
I send my deepest condolences to Beverly's family. I worked with her. She was a positive, energetic, friendly and lovely person. I enjoyed being in her company, as did many I'm sure. She had such a magnetic personality. Rest In Peace.

From: Jay Bennett
I am so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Varner family. Beverly was a wonderful lady and I have many great memories from living on South Street those many years ago. RIP Bev.

From: The Lamberti and Shedden families
Bev was the best. We are all going to miss her!!!
  The Lamberti & Shedden families

From: Marge Bidlack
Bob and Family,
I am so sad to hear of Bev's passing. She was such a dear lady and always so much fun. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marge Bidlack

From: Shawn Bonning
So sorry to hear of Bev's passing.  She was a truly lovely woman who had a great sense of humor.  I will always remember hunting at her parents place, and camping at Pine Cradle Lake with her family.  I hope the memories of her will bring some comfort to her family, and to those she called friends. God bless.

From: Joyce Hoagland
What a wonderful person. My prayers & thoughts are with you all.

From: Glady Perry
My most sincere condolences to all. I worked with Bev when she was the Unit Clerk in dialysis. Her amazing, kind personality made her loved by patients, families and staff. Thinking of you all.

From: Bill & Barb Franks
Our sincere sympathy to the Varner family.
           Love, Uncle Bill and Aunt Barb

From: Donna Tyburczy
Im so sorry to hear Bev passed.  My husband Mike, and I sent our sympathies to the family.

From: Janice Bennett
Although we do not know when our time is coming (I think that's a good thing), remember God has ordained all of our days before even one of them came to be.  I believe we are not a body with a soul but a soul with a body.  Although Bev's early temple has come to its end, Bev still lives on with our Lord above now.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with Bev and getting to know her...she is a sweet person, and now there's no more pain, no more worries, just joy and peace and abounding love!  My sympathies to the family who are of course mourning her presence here.

From: Gail Orchard
Bob and family, My sykpathies on your loss.  Bev was a special person, and a friend to all who knew and worked with her. She will be missed.
  Gail B. Orchard

From: Sheila Fero
Bev was one of the sweetest, most caring people I have the pleasure of knowing. She made everyone feel like they were important and special. I am sorry to hear of her passing. Know that she was special and loved by everyone.

From: Jill Williams
Beverly was a delightful sweet woman.
sorry for your loss. Jill

From: Ronald Cole
Bob & Family,
My deepest sympathies to all of you on Bev's passing.  What a pleasure it was to have know and be acquainted with Bev at Guthrie.  She was one of the kindest people to know, and even during her illness and struggles, she would always have a hello for me and a smile. Hold on tight to her legacy and goodness..may God Bless!
Ron Cole

From: THS Class of 68
To the family
Troy High school Class of 1968 sends their condolences your loss.   May our friend Bev rest in peace.

From: Debbie Thompson
Bob and family!  I am so very sorry for your loss.  Bev was such a fun, loving and caring woman.  She had such a love for life and always made everyone feel special and her smile and her laugh were contagious.  There is a special place in heaven for her.  Sending much love and many hugs and prayers to you all!

From: Bonnie Rice
Carrie, so sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

From: Edgar and Ginny Mullen Lantz
Bob, We are saddened to hear of Bev's passing. She was a great blessing to so many people and will always remember her smiling face. Prayers to you and your family through this difficult time. Peace be with you. Sincerely, Edgar and Ginny Mullen Lantz

From: Ron Tappan
   Sorry and sadden to read of Bev's passing.
Bev and I had some good laughs. It was a joy
to know Bev because of her sense of humor and kindness.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Ron Tappan

From: Carolyn Avoglia
Dear Shannon and family sending my prayers to you and your family.  I worked with your mom and with you in the Kitchen at Sayre House .She always had a way of brightening up everyone’s day and making everyone feel included.  She was such a sweetheart.

From: John Ross Smith
Sorry to you all for your loss.

From: Jim Patterson
Bob I'm sorry for your loss. When I was growing up the Brown family was my family. The things that Bev and Barb pulled on Jim and I. Like SNIPE Hunting. She will be greatly missed. So condolences to you and your family.
Jim and Mary Patterson

From: Soto Family
We were so sorry to hear of Bev's passing. We will continue to pray for the Reeser and Varner family. We love you all!
Mike & Teresa Soto
Veronica & Jesus

From: Brian Halton
Bev breathed new life into me at one of the lowest points in my adult life as she re-energized me as a volunteer in her department. She loved music (Patsy Cline move over up there) so I don’t think she’ll mind me re-writing a Billy Joel lyric:
She would come to me when I was feelin’ down
Inspire me without a sound
And I’d find the strength to keep on goin’
She had a smile that healed me
I don’t know why it was
I had to laugh when she’d see through me
She had a light around her
And everywhere she went
A million thoughts of love abounded
I will miss you, Bev, but I am rejoicing that you are free from the shackles of your Earthly body.

From: Stephen Bloss
So very sorry for your the loss of Bev this early in life, she was such a wonderful person and kind to all she met. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. May God bless.

From: Lorraine Barten
My sincere condolences to Bob and the Varner family.  Bev was one of my favorite people at Guthrie Volunteer Services.  Bev always had a smile and greeting and made me feel so welcome.  She will be a bright shining light in heaven as she was here on earth. God Bless you Bev, for the love you have shown to others.  Our loss is Heaven's gain.

From: Judy Jennings
Bob and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Beverly.
My heart goes out to you all. Bev was such a kind wonderful
Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
I am in Florida for the winter but my thoughts are with you

From: June lee
So sorry to hear Bev passed away. I worked in the Dialysis Unit with her. It was such a pleasure knowing her.  She made you smile ever day.    Thank You
                                   June lee

From: Nancy & Jerry Cain
Bob and family
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Bev was such a wonderful lady and a friend to all.  It was a pleasure to have worked with her at Guthrie.

From: Patty Z
Sweet memories of Bev and her courageous struggle with Parkinson’s.  Despite this difficulty, she continued to smile and laugh with a great sense of humor.   Last time I saw her we took silly Snapchat photos together.  Good memory.  Rest In Peace Ms. Bev and much love to her family, including good friends Barri and Ms. Yankees fan.  

From: Nancy Schrader
The Varners were our neighbors in South Waverly for years and I have fond memories from living near them. Beverly always had a wonderful smile that lit up her face and was the friendliest person you could ever hope to meet. I hadn’t seen her in quite a while but can picture her smiling face even now and send my sincerest sympathy for your loss.

From: Sherry Talada
to Bevs Family ,  I'm so sadden by Bevs passing . I worked with her on 6main . I loved that floor because Bev , always made it so much fun . From pancake dinners , Christmas in July and many other events we celebrated , to getting our beloved BK . I just loved Bev . I had no idea she was even ill . I thought she was still in Arizona. I will never forget her and my heart breaks that she got so ill. She was a wonderful person and I never heard anyone say anything bad about her . She lit up a room with her gorgeous smile . I loved her and she will be greatly missed . Heaven got a great angel there . 

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