Virginia A. Varney

Godfrey | Wednesday, September 29 2010

Virginia A. Varney, age 83 of Godfrey died at 1:40 am on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at her residence.

She was born in Alton on January 4, 1927 the daughter of the late Lewis D. and Ann (Stutz) Wenzel. Virginia was a lifetime member of the Main St. United Methodist Church in Alton. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Alton Chapter number 775, The Godfrey Women’s Club where she held various offices, including past president and co-chair of the Christmas Bizarre. She retired in 1986 as the executive secretary in the human resource dept. at Amoco Oil Co. in Wood River after 34 years of service.

In 1947 she married Kenneth March and he preceded her in death in 1949. She then married John Varney in 1953 and he preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are her daughter; Cathy Ann Gonzalez and her husband Jose of Decatur, Alabama, two grandsons; Anthony Gonzalez of Decatur, Alabama and Jonathan Gonzalez and his wife Jennifer of O’Fallon, MO., three great grandchildren; Isabela, Maxten and Joseph Gonzalez and one brother; Robert L. Wenzel and her best friend and companion; Amos Harte of Alta Loma, Ca.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday at Gent Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Nicole Cox officiating. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Encounter Youth Choir.

Online guestbook and additional information may be found at

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