I would like to learn about the ancestral line of Earl Varner, father of Retha Varner PALMER whose obituary is shown here:
OBITUARY - The Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Regsiter; May 15, 2005
Retha P. Palmer, 74, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005 at Merle Hay Funeral Home with a private burial at Chapel Hill Gardens. Retha was born to Susie Collison and Earl Varner on November 17, 1930 in Powersville, MO. Retha worked for Means Laundry and Building Maintenance Service until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harry Palmer of Des Moines; sons, Delbert (Sharon) Palmer of Des Moines and Dale Palmer of Des Moines; daughters, Donna (Ron) Graham of Pleasant Hill and Denise (Galen Pottorff) Krotz of Indianola; sisters, Reva Ehly of Chilicotthe, MO, Ruby Walker of Glendale, CA and Rosie Thompson of Culver City, CA; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren