Paula Kennedy Varner – Downing and Lahey
Paula Kennedy Varner
Date of Death: February 10, 2020
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Downing & Lahey East Mortuary
6555 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
Friday 2/14, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Funeral Service
Riverwalk Church of Christ
225 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67202
Saturday 2/15, 10:30 am

Paula Kennedy Varner,  a native of Elmore City, Oklahoma and a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation (Native American), died at home on February 10, 2020, after a remarkable 98 years. Visitation will be 4:30 – 6:00 PM Friday, February 14, at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary, 6555 E. Central, Wichita, Kansas. A memorial service is planned …
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Fritz Hansen left a message on February 18, 2020:
Paula Varner was one of the most wonderful persons I have ever known. It was my privilege to have known her. Heart felt condolences to all members of her family. Fritz Hansen, Wichita
Nancy Reed left a message on February 13, 2020:
I first met Paula when she was visiting with her good friend, Kitty Reed (my mother-in-law). I was immediately taken with her warm, friendly, down-to-earth nature and her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. I was lucky enough to help her with her travel plans and I always looked forward to talking to her and hearing all about her travels. She was so proud of her family - Jane and Richard and families. The world has lost a very special woman. I hope that happy memories of your wonderful mother shine a light through the darkness and comfort you all.
Suzie Ahlstrand left a message on February 12, 2020:
Paula was a long time good friend - always with a warm smile and a friendly welcome. She was unique in that she wanted to stay current in community affairs and attended and offered her sage advice during numerous Visioneering meetings and Chamber functions while I was at the Chamber. To me, she is an icon of incredible beauty and love for her friends and community.
Molly Fox left a message on February 12, 2020:
Paula was such a remarkable example of leadership and grace in our community. She and her late husband were, without a doubt, great advocates for the people with disadvantages that Goodwill Industries of Kansas serves. Her friendship, kindness and interest in the programing will certainly be missed. May she be at peace.
Jack & Kay Ann Feiden left a message on February 11, 2020:
Paula is in a better place and we are sure she will have a coffee group there that she keeps on their toes just like the one she had here. Paula was a wonderful woman and we will miss her.
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Carolyn M Harrison left a message on February 11, 2020:
I will miss Paula’s sweet demeanor and kindnesses at our PEO meetings. She was a great Shocker fan also and we would chat about the men’s basketball team. May Paula Rest In Peace and be happy in heaven with Sterling.
Downing and Lahey left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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