Carol Varkony

VARKONY, Carol Yvonne (Shira) 78 of Cadiz, died Jan. 21, 2021

She was born August 3, 1942 in Wooster, Ohio to Quimby Shira and Mary Hall (Frank)

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Stephen (Pete) Varkony Sr, November 22, 2017, sisters Wanda Varkony, Shirley Bruno, Eleanor Santille and brother Harold Hall.

Surviving are daughters Deborah (Barry) McCoy of Racine, Ohio, Yvonne (Kevin) Walker of Parlett, Ohio, sons Stephen (Brenda) Varkony Jr of Columbiana, Ohio and William (Gen) Varkony of Smithfield, Ohio.

She started out as a very young farmers wife, received her GED in 1976 and started working as the Store Manager for the Cadiz Dollar General and ultimately ended up as a District Manager.

She was also involved in the Piney Fork Catholic Church CWC as president, leader of the Smithfield Girl Scouts and very involved in the Harrison County Coal Festival.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren (known to all as “Grammy”) and another great granddaughter on her way. Sister in law Mary Frances (Robert) Phillipson and life long friend Goldie Stark.

We would like to thank the staff of Stonerise Home Health and Hospice and The Meadows for the wonderful care they gave her.

Arrangements will be handled by Blackburn Funeral Home, Hopedale, Ohio


Services will be held at a later date due to Covid.


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