L. Varlene Parish

April 06, 1942 ‒ July 15, 2021

Johnsville, Ohio

Johnsville: L. Varlene Parish, 79, of Johnsville passed away Thursday July 15, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

The daughter of Dean and Twilla (Noel) Sollenberger, Varlene was born April 6, 1942, in Bedford County Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1960.

Varlene worked for Essex Wire for 23 years, retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed cross stitch, solving puzzle books and watching television…especially game shows, Joel Osteen, and HG TV.

A loving mother and grandmother, each year she cherished spending time with her family in Houston, Texas, during Christmas and in the summer as well.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Don Hefley of Porter, Texas; grandchildren Damon and Sherry Hefley also of Porter, Texas.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Douglas Wayne Sollenberger and sister Leah Sollenberger.

Varlene’s family will receive friends Monday, July 19, 2021 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm.  Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

To leave a message of sympathy or to view Varlene’s tribute video please visit: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Varlene loved her family with all her heart and soul. She will be missed by all that knew her. Terry & Linda Hammond

  • My heart breaks for You Laurie, Don,Damon and Sherry. Varlene was a sweetheart and will be greatly missed by those who loved her. You were her pride and joy🙏💙

  • So very sorry for your loss, she was a very caring person and will surely be missed…Prayers for her family

  • Long ago we were neighbors and school chums. I lost track of her until Bernie Griffy told me where she lived. Always had a smile and big heart warming welcome. Live on my friend, live on. I’m sorry her family has to have this part.

  • So sad to hear that she passed away such a sweet, kind and loving lady. She always made me smile on her visit to Texas. Take comfort in knowing how much she loved you Laura, Don , Damon and Sherry. I believe my Melissa meet her in heaven when God brought her home and told her Hey I remember you from my daycare when I was a younger. Your going to dance and have a blast here. Wish I could be there and hug you all tight.
    Praying God will give you all peace and comfort during this storm in life.
    Love you all
    Larry and Cindy Zingelmann

  • So sorry to hear of Varlene’s passing. I know she will be terribly missed by her family. It was always such a pleasure to share Christmas with her and the rest of the family.

  • A smile as beautiful as her heart. Many wonderful memories with Varlene that will be locked in my heart forever. I am forever grateful to have had Varlene as part of my family. Love always Varlene. Don’t you and Mom Hammond get into to much trouble up there! Praying for all who loved this wonderful lady.

  • Thank you for being who you were, especially when I was young. I Love you and Laurie like family and I know you’re watching over us all now. ❤️😘

  • Laura,
    I never saw your mom without a smile on her face! I know you’ll miss her terribly, so just picture that smile and all of those happy memories! May God comfort and heal you through this sad time. Love you friend.❤️

    • Thank you Peggy ❤️
      She always loved watching us March in high school and was one the best moms out there!
      I will forever love her for that.

  • From the time I was a young girl to my early sixties Varlene was part of our family. For good times such as our first trip to Vegas and hard times such as the deaths of her parents as well as mine. Laurie has been like our sister and will always be. Which is just as our mothers planned it. It makes me smile knowing they are now together again looking down on us all .

    • I am so happy to have y’all in my life and have no words for what y’all did for mom…just what family does!
      Our moms are going to be the best guardian angels 😇
      Love y’all!

  • So sorry for your loss,She will be missed by all that knew her
    we all have very fond memories of her so she will be with us in our hearts.

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