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Elma Varacalli

June 13, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

Elma Kathleen Harman Varacalli, 85, a resident of Belington, passed from this life early Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013, in Valentine Assisted Living Facility in Beverly.

Kathleen was born Tuesday, April 24, 1928, in Harman, a daughter of the late Asa Blake Harman and Zetta Smith Harman.

On Oct. 24, 1992, in Harman, she was married to Anthony Tony Varacalli, who preceded her in death June 6, 2001.

Left to cherish Kathleen's memory are her brother-in-law, Robert Thompson of Surfside, S.C.; two nephews, Stephen Thompson of Surfside, S.C., and Jeff Thompson of North Carolina; two nieces, Janet Leishman and husband, Scott, of Morgantown and Renee Garber and husband, David, of Martinsburg; five great-nieces and nephews, Noah Thompson, Shelby Thompson, Andrew Leishman, Shannon Warman and Erica Caldwell; and one great-nephew, Aubree Burrell.

Kathleen was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her two sisters, Bernice Gay Thompson and Dr. Janet Strader.

Kathleen was a graduate of Harman High School, had worked as a store clerk at her father's store, Blake Harman Store, and had worked as a receptionist for both Dr. Janet Harman Strader and for Convention and Visitors Bureau of Randolph County. She enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. She was a member of Walter Chapter 43, Order of the Eastern Star having received her 50-plus year membership. She was a member of Harman Church of the Brethren.

Visitation will be conducted at the Smith Family Cemetery near Harman Saturday, June 15, from noon until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Eli D. Hostetler will officiate, and interment will follow.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Elma Kathleen Harman Varacalli. Send online condolences to the family at



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