Frances Elizabeth Varga, of Niles

Published 10:12 am Monday, October 26, 2015

June 5, 1923 — Oct. 22, 2015

Frances Elizabeth Varga, 92, of Niles, passed away at her home on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, with her family by her side.

Frances Elizabeth Varga

Frances Elizabeth Varga

Frances was born on June 5, 1923, to the late Fred and Hulda (Hoskins) Spain. After school Frances began her career at Simplicity. She worked there as a Press Operator and Union Representative until her retirement in the late 1980s. She was a faithful long-time parishioner of St. Mark Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Thomas Spain; mother Hulda “Elaina” (Hoskins) Jarman; husband, Charles P. Dukes, husband, Donald R. Varga, Sr.; brothers, Franklin Spain and Jerry Spain; and sisters, Florences Schaeffer, Carrie Quick, Mary Graham and Hattie Quick.

Frances is survived by her daughters, Libby Homan of Niles, Diane (Udell) Strack of Sidney, Illinois, Lola (George) Schrumpf of Columbia City, Indiana and Anne Varga of Niles; son, Donald Varga Jr. of Niles; grandchildren, Charles (Tammy) Bishop of Niles, Linda (Brett) Bennett of Sidney, Illinois and Larry (Tracy) Homan of Elkhart, Indiana; seven great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; brother, Ron (RoseMary) Spain of Niles; and sisters, Beverly Birczak of Niles, Julia Marrow of Niles, Marty Bryant of DeLand, Florida, and Laverne Wright of Niles; her friend, Cathy Bishop and her beloved dog, Sarah.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Brown Funeral Home in Niles with a time of visitation one hour prior with Rev. Thomas King, C.S.C. officiating and Brother Dennis Meyers, C.S.C. assisting.

Those wishing to make memorial donations in Frances’ name may do so to Southern Care Hospice at 1911 W. Centre Avenue; Suite 1; Portage, Michigan 49024.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.