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Leona Catherine Varner

Birth Date: March 23, 1932
Death Date: February 27, 2018

Leona Catherine Varner, 85, of Decatur, passed into Heaven Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Leona was born March 23, 1932 in Decatur, the daughter of Jesse and Myrtle (Jay) Eyer. George, her husband of sixty-two years, preceded her in death in 2012.

Leona’s career began at Decatur Memorial Hospital as a unit manager. She earned her Nursing Home Administrator degree in Iowa. She served at several nursing homes in the Iowa area. Later she earned her LPN certification. Leona’s hobbies included gardening, decorating, and collecting antiques. She was an active member of South Shores Christian Church and enjoyed Bible study.

Surviving are her children David (Janice) Varner, Kathy (Barry) Park-Hartman, Pam (Pete) Varner, and Joy (Ron) Goodside, ten grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, brothers, and great-grandson Eli Varner.

Graveside services to celebrate her life will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Monticello Township Cemetery in Monticello. Memorials are suggested to South Shores Christian Church.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Graveside Service
March 7, 2018
11:00 am
Monticello Twp. Cemetery
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  1. Leona, you made it! I know you are happy with your husband
    George, together once again. I enjoyed our "coffee klatches" at the Reserve, we had so many good discussions, will miss you!! Marilyn Pierceall

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