Carol Ann Varns

Female 1935 - 2019  (84 years)


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  • Name Carol Ann Varns 
    Born 5 Apr 1935  Egan, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Aug 2019  Flandreau, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Simon and Jude Catholic Cemetery, Flandreau, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Carol Anne Parsley, 84, of Flandreau, SD, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at the home farm under hospice care surrounded by her family. Carol was the third of six children born to Harold and Ethel (Carman) Varns on April 5, 1935 in Egan, SD. Her family moved to Flandreau, SD in 1939, and she graduated from Flandreau High School in 1953. She played the tuba and was in All-State Band for four years and All-State Chorus. Carol married Wayne Parsley on October 3, 1953 in Flandreau where they lived until 1957. Then they began farming in Blinsmon Township, then moved to a farm in Alliance Township in 1964. Wayne and Carol especially enjoyed ballroom dancing on the weekends. Wayne preceded her in death August 11, 1993. Carol moved into Flandreau in the fall of 1995. She was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. Carol enjoyed music, weaving, quilting, gardening, watching Wheel of Fortune and Antiques Roadshow. She loved serving at church, taking communion to shut-ins, reading to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, socializing with friends of all ages, and was genuinely interested in what people had to say. Carol loved her family and would stay up until all hours, reveling in their company; she was afflicted with FOMO (fear of missing out).

      Carol was preceded in death by her husband Wayne; three grandchildren; and her sister Kaye.

      Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Flandreau, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 4:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday with a 7:00 pm prayer service followed by a Catholic Daughter rosary at Skroch Funeral Chapel.
    Person ID I46179  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 

    Father Harold Eugene Varns,   b. 5 May 1908, Canova, Miner Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1984, Flandreau, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Ethel Eva Carman,   b. 31 Mar 1913, Brookings Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1995, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F16754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wayne E. Parsley,   b. 7 Sep 1924, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1993  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1953 
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F16755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart