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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. Carlene Brock on June 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    You will be missed.

  2. Chris & Wendy Gallagher on June 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Rachel we love you and cannot believe you are gone. The world will miss your sweet smile.

  3. Warren and Shelly Curry on June 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    -á “Your dreams holds many milestones, follow your dreams”
    -á -á”Give skill to your hand and a clear vision to your mind”
    -á -áKindness and sympatby to your heart”
    Foe ever in our hearts, go rest high on that mountain my friend.

  4. Jeremy Ward on June 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I have so many wonderful memories with Rachel=ƒÿó. She will for surely be missed-á=ƒÿó.

  5. D on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Your infectious smile, your wit and humor will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace Rachel

  6. Curt Rozell on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Rachel you will be missed.-á Ive had the pleasure of calling her my friend for a few years now.-á From one Michigan Native living in South Carolina to another.-á See you on the other side.

  7. Albany Kelly on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I will miss your contagious smile=ƒÆò IGÇÖll never forget the fun times I had working with you at BI-LO.

  8. Falisha LaBone on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Girl I miss you so much already!!! Fly high bbygrl! Thanks for being an amazing friend! And oh the memories I have. G¥ñn+Å

  9. Expression of Sympathy on July 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on July 1, 2019

  10. Brenda & Roger Kennedy on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Rest in Peace forever in our hearts. Forever with our Lord until we meet again. Linda we Love you & pray you find comfort knowing you have so many people here for you.

  11. Brenda & Roger Kennedy on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

  12. Jannie reed on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Can’t believe you’re gone work will not be the same without you your beautiful smile and spirit will be missed rip

  13. Molter Family on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Dear Rachel,
    You are truly missed and loved. I cherish the moments our families spent together. We love you and you will always be with us. Please Rest In Peace and know that we will always be thinking of you.

    With Love,
    Andy, Leah, Avery, and Maverick Molter

  14. Rita Grabinski on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I have no words!
    You are in my prayers!

  15. Expression of Sympathy on July 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A DEAR TO MY HEART was ordered on July 3, 2019

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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

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

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