Mollie Barnett Varney

From: Times; pub. February 8, 1923

Mollie Barnett, eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Barnett, was born at Broughton, Ill. April 14th, 1859; died at her home two miles south of this city Sunday, February 4, 1923.

She was the eldest of four children and survived them all, they having preceded her in death.

She was married to Samuel Varney Oct. 16, 1887, and to this union four children were born, Bessie, who died in infancy, Mrs. Ethel Smith of McLeansboro, Mrs. Florence Banger of Springfield, and Clyde of Peoria.

She professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Presbyterian church at Broughton, later changing her membership with her husband and children, she united with the Methodist church, where she remained a member until her death.

Mrs. Varney was an every day Christian.  Her life was a living confirmation of the reality of the Christian religion.  No one could be associated with her for any length of time and not know that she was a devout follower of the Christ she loved so well.  She always looked on the bright side of life and no cloud was so dark but what she could see the silver lining.  She was a devoted, self-sacrificing wife and mother.

She leaves to mourn their loss husband, three children, and five grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service at the Baptist Church of McLeansboro conducted by Elder John B. Maulding, assisted by Elder R. L. Brandenburg, Monday, February __, 1923.  Interment in Odd Fellows cemetery.

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