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Robert Lewis Varno

July 2, 1955 ~ June 26, 2021 (age 65)


ROBERT LEWIS VARNO, 65, of Sidney passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 4:22 PM at Wilson Health. He was born on July 2, 1955 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late Ralph "Speed" and Almeda (Cole) Varno. On July 7, 2007, Robert married the former Linda Gail Phelps, who preceded him in death April 26, 2018.

He is survived by four children, Ashley (Travis) Murphy of Sidney, Jessica Varno of Anna and Jason (Lisa) Bertsch of Cumberland, VA; step-son, Wes (Carrie) Turner of Houston; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two siblings, Rebecca (Larry) Adams of Sidney and Robin Varno of Columbus; four step-siblings, Steve Kueterman, Dave (Leslie) Kueterman, Lori Zimpher and Diana (Dart) Cathcart and brother in law, Jeff Fair. Robert was preceded in death by sister Kathy Fair, two brothers, Ralph "Bud" Varno Jr. and Rayburn "Butch" Varno, grandson, Lancson Bertsch and stepmother, Pat Varno. 

Mr. Varno retired after many years working for Sidney Car Care as a mechanic. Robert enjoyed mowing grass, working on his classic cars and going to watch racing at various racetracks. He loved going camping with his wife Linda and his family.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at the family discretion at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney, Ohio. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Health Hospice 915 W. Michigan St Sidney, OH 45365 in Robert's memory. Condolences may be expressed to the Varno family at our website,

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Private Committal

Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney


Wilson Health Hospice
915 W. Michigan St, Sidney OH 45365

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