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Rachel Jean Varney, age 39, formerly of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, June 28, 2019 at home in Duncan, South Carolina.  The daughter of Linda Kay (Updike) & Danny Raymond Varney, she was born on September 12, 1979 in Greenville and was a graduate of Greenville High School.

Rachel had worked in customer service in the retail and grocery business, beginning her career with Meijer in Greenville.  She enjoyed watching movies and murder-mystery shows, but found her greatest delight in spending time with friends.

Survivors include her significant other, Ralph Nieto of Duncan, South Carolina;  her mother, Linda Ross of Sidney;  her father and step-mother, Dan & Chris Varney of Greenville;  a brother, Dustin "Duke" Varney & Kristen Wojokowski of Grand Rapids;  two step-brothers, Alex and Ben;  a niece, Olivia;  a nephew, Nash;  maternal aunt, Cindy & Rick Spaans;  paternal uncle, Russell & Linda Varney;  and many cousins and friends.

Visitation with the family is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville,where a committal prayer service will conclude the visitation at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Instead of flowers, Rachel would have appreciated contributions in her memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( Envelopes for contributions will be available at the funeral home. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Rachel's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.



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  1. Aunt Cindy (Molter) Spaans on July 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I will miss your smile, and quick wit. You made everyone around you laugh and giggle. You loved everyone and had so many friends. Your favorite things like bowling, Queen the cat, Doritos and home-made Chex mix and shopping for bargain outfits.
    I loved you since the day you were born and forever. Rest now in the arms of angels until we meet again.

  2. Samuel Molter on July 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Miss you Rach, Your spirit lives on , and you ll never be forgotten.You have a heart of gold and were the nicest person anyone could hope to be.A true warrior in your battles, rest now til we meet again

  3. Sherry and Brandon Ross on July 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So young to have left this earth too soon.
    Condolences to all who loved her especially her closest family members.

  4. judy witt on July 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A Heart felt Hug to Rachels family! -á A special one to her Mom Linda. My Heart is Broken for your loss. God Bless. From Judy Witt

  5. Wendy Roberts on July 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

    So many fun memories growing up together. Rest In Peace!

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