Laura Varney was for 71 years the beloved and faithful wife to her late husband, Paul Varney. She is survived by four devoted sons: Paul A. Varney (Judy), Dale W. Varney (Beverly), David W. Varney, and Mark O. Varney (Teresita). She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Scott Varney (Winona), Brent Varney (Teresia), Chad Varney (Rebecca), Shannon (Varney) Wesdorp (Nick), Kyle Varney, Katie Varney, John Varney, and Daniel (Garcia) Varney. She was also blessed to see six great grandchildren added to the family: Benjamin, Samantha, Cale, Kaliah, Carson, and Hayden. Having lived a full and productive life, and reaching her 94th year of life, Laura passed into the presence of her Saviour, Jesus Christ on the evening of April 14th, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father Edward Henry Wacker; mother Mabel Louise Dudley Wacker; and husband Paul Varney. Born on January 21, 1924, Laura grew up on her parents’ farm near Williamsburg, Ohio, and graduated from the Williamsburg High School class of 1942 as the class valedictorian. Laura met Paul at the 1942 Class Play, and a courtship followed. Laura was in Nurses’ training at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati when Paul proposed marriage. They were married in 1944. Laura received the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour around 1947, while listening to Charles E. Fuller’s radio broadcast, Old Fashioned Revival Hour. She served the Lord in a variety of ways throughout her years. She edited Paul’s newspaper column, “Food For Thought” for 25 years, and was always present to serve in her local church. She served as church secretary for many years, first at Faith Baptist Church in Williamsburg Ohio, then at Newtonsville Baptist Church in Newtonsville, Ohio. Laura was an unashamed believer in the finished work of the Lord Jesus, in that he died for our sins, was buried, and raised again for our justification. She was a faithful witness of the Lord to family, friends, neighbors, and strangers. She was always ready to testify: “for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Soul salvation was the single most important possession to Laura. Laura will also be remembered for her quick wit, fine sense of humor, unreserved love for her family, and dedication in prayer for her physical family and church family. Visitation with the Varney family will be 5:30 PM until the time of the service at 7:30 PM on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at the Batavia Baptist Temple, at 770 South Riverside Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103. The graveside service and burial will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 24th at Greenberry Cemetery. Foreign Mission work was always a great love of Laura’s heart. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Batavia Baptist Temple (Memo: “Mission Fund”). Loving wife, gentle and caring Mother, we’ll see you again, on Heaven’s glory shore!