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Colleen “Teater” Clare Varner, 86 of Midland, passed away on Tuesday March 9th, 2021 at Brittany Manor of Midland. Colleen was born on January 3rd, 1935 to the late Ralph and Rhea Starks.

Colleen loved spending time with her family, especially children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Family meant the most to her.

Colleen is survived by her children, Kellie Somerville, Patrick Varner; grandchildren, Kelsy (Chad) Weaver, Brandy Somerville; great-grandchildren, Branson Weaver, Sawyer Weaver; sister Polly Prince and brother Jack Starks.

Colleen is preceded in death by her brother Ralph “Pooch” Starks Jr. and sister in-laws Esther Starks, Mary Starks; sister and brother in-law Judy and Dick Tripp and grandson Brandon Somerville.

A private burial will take place on Thursday March 11th, 2021 at Homer Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in her honor.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Varner family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Kim Jimenez

    12 March 2021 5 months ago

    Polly and family,
    So sorry to hear of Teater’s passing. The memories of her will keep her alive in the hearts of those that loved her.
    Kim Leigeb Jimenez

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