SOMERSET — VARNER – John Z. “Zane,” 82, Somerset, passed on Dec. 7, 2012, at the In Touch Hospice House. Born Jan. 2, 1930, in Elton, son of the late Earl and Muriel (Brewer) Varner. He also is preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Joan (Fichtner) Barron Varner, in 2004; brothers, William and Glenn Varner; and sister, Mildred June. Zane is survived by his children, Deborah Barron Kepler, and husband, David, Allentown, and Susan Barron Perry, Carrollton, Texas; his grandchildren, Danielle and Arielle Kepler; and brother, E. Don Varner, and wife, Barbara, Geistown. He also is survived by his wife of six years, Kay (Olson) Varner; children, Peter Olson, and wife, Karen, Washington, D.C.; Mathew Olson, and wife, Diane, Apex, N.C.; Susan Reynolds, and husband, Casey, Elsah, Ill.; Elisabeth Brugnone, and husband, David, Harmony; and Sarah Ware, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Joshua, Kelly, Eli, Emily, Daniel, Andrew, Mark, Hannah, Samuel and Grace. Zane was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a longtime employee of the Crane Company and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. An avid golfer, Zane was a member of Somerset Country Club since 1962. A graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset. Online condolences may be sent to www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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