Mina Hale Varney

January 6, 1953 - April 29, 2022
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Wallingford Presbyterian Church
110 E. Brookhaven Rd.
Wallingford, PA 19086
Saturday 6/11, 11:00 am

Mina Hale Varney, a life-long resident of Rose Valley, passed away on April 29th at the age of 69. Mina bravely fought ovarian cancer for 4+ years. She is survived by her husband Earl, son Roger, daughter Hilary, and her twin brother Bill Hale (Gail). Born to William and Dorothy (“Dolly”) Hale, Mina graduated from…

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Jane Flitner left a message on May 10, 2022:
I was fortunate to be the instructor of the new guide trading program when Mina became a volunteer at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Mina loved learning, art, and children, and that was the perfect combination for guiding tours at the museum. Always cheerful, and eager to share her knowledge with school groups, the museum staff quickly became used to Mina’s welcome presence. It always amazed me how giving Mina was, as she offered her time in so many ways within her church, community, and beyond. Soft spoken and humble about her ever giving kindness, Mina shined as a museum guide with the groups she lead through the galleries. Her infectious smile remains a comforting memory for me, and I remind myself of the huge effect she had on so many persons, which will last forever.
Steven Elliott left a message on May 8, 2022:
R.I.P. Mina! Prayers for Earl and all the Varney family!
Jeffrey W MacManiman left a message on May 5, 2022:
I only met Mina once, but having worked with Earl for a number of years it was easy to see what a special woman she was in life. Heartbroken to hear of her loss, however a blessing to know she is with her savior now. My sympathies to Earl, Roger and Hilary.
Sandy Neff Liscio left a message on May 5, 2022:
I taught with Mina at Prospect Park School. My fondest memory of her is a wonderful trip we took to Puerto Rico to visit her brother Bill,who was living there at the time. I am so very sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathy to the family.
Lorraine Barrett left a message on May 3, 2022:
My deepest sympathy to Earl and the family. I wish I had known Mina -she was clearly a beautiful soul.
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Laura Nelke left a message on May 2, 2022:
Roomies for 4 years, but friends for over 50 years, the memories are legend and the loss is deeply felt. Mina and I shared many passions, among them family, good food, art, music, theater, and most especially gardens and the flowers that always brought joy and color into our lives. She and my mother shared a birthday....a coincidence that was just one more unbreakable connection. She was first and always a teacher, and she taught us all by example--how to face adversity; how to live with grace--a true "steel Magnolia". May she have peace after pain, and may her paradise be the most beautiful bower that God can create.
Gwyn Vernon left a message on May 2, 2022:
I will miss my dear friend, Mina who was always there for me. A beautiful singing voice, a wonderful smile and kind heart who never complained about the fight for her life she was experiencing these past years. Thank you for being in my life, my special friend.
Jennifer Eshelman left a message on May 2, 2022:
Mina was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed. Praying for your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. Jen Halladay Eshelman
Susanne and Steve Adams left a message on May 2, 2022:
Mina had a special light around her and we will miss that light of hers. Earl, Roger, Hilary and Bill….we hold you all in our love and light in this difficult journey you are going through. Mina will be missed by so many, including us.
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