Madalyn Mae Varnell, 77, of Iola, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Moran Manor in Moran.
She was born July 10, 1940 in Iola to Lola (Johnson) Holland. She graduated from Iola High School in 1958. After high school, she moved to Wichita, where she worked as a waitress and then assistant manager at Howard Johnson's Motel in Wichita. Upon her retirement, she returned to Iola to care for her mother.
Madalyn enjoyed painting, listening to music, and traveling. Among her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by two brothers; Roy Holland and wife, Pam of Humboldt, and Roger Holland and wife, Mindy of Iola, three sisters; Margie Masterson Jacksonville, Florida, Linda Overton of Iola, and Connie Shetlar and husband, Clyde, of Moran, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannene Gayle McClure, by a sister, Phyllis Cook, and a brother in law, Ed Masterson.
Her service will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 1883 US Hwy 54, Iola. Visitation will be the evening prior from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Highland Cemetery, Iola. Contributions in her memory are suggested to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the American Diabetes Association. Notes for the family can be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.