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Mary Monica Varley

September 12, 1950 — August 6, 2023


Mary Monica Varley


Mary Monica Varley, 72, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born September 12, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Joseph James and Constance Marie Hochwalt Varley.  Mary had been a resident of the Wendell Foster Center for 54 years and was a member of St. Pius Tenth Catholic Church.  Mary was a very friendly, outgoing, caring, and generous person.  She loved the staff and they loved her, and especially loved her brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.  Mary loved different sports, but especially was an avid fan of U. K. basketball and  Cincinnati Reds baseball.  She enjoyed listening to music, her favorite being rock and roll.  One of the things she did everyday was to announce on Wendell Foster’s P. A. system the weather and anyone having a birthday that day.  She loved to travel and recently was able to go to Washington, D.C. and most recently to Gulf Shores, Alabama where she got to go to the beach for the first time.

Mary was also preceded in death by two sisters, her twin, Kathleen Varley in 2008, and Lisa Spring in 2020, and her grandfather, Bill Medley, whom she loved very much.

Surviving are her brothers and sisters, Joe Varley (Mary) of Frisco, Texas, Connie Cearley (Terry) of Merrimack, New Hampshire, Peggy Major (Dennis) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pat Varley of Brevard, North Carolina, Terry Varley and Teresa Cottini (Mike), both of Sterling, Virginia, and Annie Varley of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held at 1 PM Thursday, August 10, at the Young Meeting House on the Wendell Foster Center Campus.  Following the service, there will be food and refreshments provided for everyone. 

Mary’s family would like to thank the Wendell Foster Center and the staff for the love and compassionate care they gave Mary over the 54 years that she resided there.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wendell Foster Center, 815 Triplett Street, Owensboro, KY  42303.  Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

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