Emma Marie Varble, 95, formerly of Medora, received eternal rest and peace at 10:45 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.She was born on July 1, 1917 in Carrollton, and was the daughter of the late Harry Leland & Grace Lee (Anderson) Calvin.She was raised in Carrollton, and graduated from Carrollton Community High School. She had been employed as a cook with the Southwestern School District and retired after man years of devoted service.She married Gearold James Varble on Feb. 5, 1936 in Jacksonville, and together they raised five daughters and shared 52 years together before his death on Oct. 23, 1988.Surviving are four daughters & sons in law, Donna Pickett of Jerseyville, Lena & Gary Markham of Otterville, Shirley & Clifford Ruyle of Jerseyville, and Karen & Greg Short of Jerseyville; 14 Grandchildren; 24 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; and two arriving soon.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Letha Fricker; a son in law, Ralph Pickett; a grandson, Ricky Fricker; a sister and her husband, Ella Mae & William Allen; a brother & his wife, Harry & Phylomine Calvin.Visitation will be from 4 to8 p.m. Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kane Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck Keeene officiating.She will be laid to rest in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Carrollton.Memorials may be given to the Kane Baptist Church or to Gideons International.
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