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“Chris, We are so very sorry about your beloved Luanne. She was such a fun-loving person and a joy to be in her company. Her sense of humor and...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Kathy Reposky - Medina, OH

“It is rare to find a woman like you Luanne, who is beautiful outwardly but also in her heart and soul. It is also rare to know a couple who are so...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: BOB AND ALVIRA COLBERT - MvHenry, IL

“Chris: We were deeply grieved to learn of Luanne's death. She was a sweet and smart woman, well loved and admired, she will be missed very much,...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: George & Diane Shupp - OH

“Dear Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of your loving wife. I will keep you & your family in my prayers during this most difficult time in your...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Adam - Lorain, OH

“Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Wissinger - Amherst, OH

“Dear Dad, We are so very sorry that you have lost the love of your life, your partner, and your best friend but now she is in heaven looking down...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Matt and Laurie - Amherst, OH

“My dear Cheryl and Amy~ Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you rely on the assurance that Luanne is in Heaven with no more pain...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Deanna (Dee) Mariol - Massillon, OH

“Dear Laurie and Matt, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Springowski - LORAIN, OH

“We are so sorry for the loss of your mother...We will keep you and your family in our prayers... ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: denny and debbie middleton - OH

“Luanne you were such a good friend. Glad we connected from time to time through our friendship of 35 years. You were a special lady and friend and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Folino - Huron, OH - friend

“Luanne was a blessing to our lives with her soft soken and giving nature. She always had a smile on her face and was hard to beat at trivia pursuit....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Tom and Kim Rollbuhler, Colton and Lexie - GA


Luanne " Lulu" Varndell (nee Gill), age 59, of Elyria, passed away Sunday morning January 15, 2012 at her home with her loving husband at her side following a two year illness.
Born November 30, 1952, in Elyria to Eloise Gill (nee Burtnett) and the late Gilbert Gill. She had resided in Elyria her whole life.
Lulu Graduated from Elyria High School in 1970, a member of the National Honor Society. She received her bachelor's in education from Bowling Green State University before receiving her masters in education from Kent State University.
Mrs. Varndell retired in 2006 from Learwood Middle School, in Avon Lake after 32 years, where she was a librarian. She was a loving wife, caring stepmother and madly in love with her dogs. Her passions included swimming, jogging, antiquing with her husband, reading, going on many cruises, and keeping close contact with her many friends.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Chris Varndell; her mother-in-law, MaryLou (Dale) Yost of Elyria, stepsons, Matt (Laurie) Varndell of Vermilion and Ryan (Betsy) Varndell of Wellington; grandchildren, Mason Rogozinski, Garrett, Gavin, Liam, Cole, and Zachery Varndell; brother, Charles (Debra) Gill of Myrtle Beach N.C.; sister, Cheryl Gill (John) Jeter of Russellville, KY and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-3 and 5-8 PM at Bogner Family Funeral Home 36625 Center Ridge Rd, N. Ridgeville, where services will be held 10 AM Wednesday. Reverend Roger Loomis will officiate. Burial to follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035.