Esther Mae Stum Varner, 92, of Newville, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Green Ridge Village, Newville.

She was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Newville, the daughter of Paul T. and Viola E. Stum.

She had worked at the dress and shoe factories.

Esther had attended Doubling Gap First Church of God.

She is survived by two sons, Max G. Varner and Harry L. Varner; two daughters, Carolyn V. Trayer and husband, George, and Arlene J. Shaffer and husband, Michael; five grandchildren, Melanie Martin, Jason Trayer, Joshua Trayer, Stephanie Varner and Beverly Varner; six great-grandchildren, Evan and Olivia Martin, Clara, Nora, and Violet Trayer, and Samuel Bundick; two brothers, John Stum, and Ed Stum; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul T. Stum Jr., and Ebert Stum; and one sister, Clara Stum Woods.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in the Egger Funeral Home Inc., 15 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, in the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.

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