Katherine Ruth Varney, 89, of Forest Hills, KY passed away Friday, February 24, 2023 at her home. Born October 17, 1933 in Pike County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Mason Kitchen Sr. and the late Okra Bartley Kitchen.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Clifford Varney, a daughter, Donetta Lynn Marcum, her brothers, Hasson, Eddie Eugene, and Mason Jr., and her sisters, Bethel and Rena Belle.
Katherine was a graduate of Belfry High School. She was a longtime employee of the Pike County Board of Education as a cook at most of the area schools, lastly being at the Belfry High School where she retired after 37 years of service. She also served as a cook at the Belfry Senior Citizens Center. A Christian, she was a member of the Toler Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Twyla Hatfield of Hardy, KY, a grandson, Jason (Haley) Hatfield of Canada, KY, a granddaughter, Sarah (Rogell) Maynard of Lexington, KY, a great-grandson, Ryan Crabtree of Lexington, KY, and a host of other extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 12:00 pm at the Hatfield Funeral Chapel at Toler, KY with Bro. Roger Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Huddy, KY with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 pm Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
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