Anna L. Lawrence


Anna Lea Varner Lawrence, 88, a former resident of Hambleton and more recently, a resident of Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center, passed from this life Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the nursing home.

Anna was born on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1931, in Red Creek, a daughter of the late Johnny Varner and Goldie Burns Varner.

On Sept. 19, 1948, in Oakland, Maryland, she married Charles Lawrence, who preceded her in death during February of 1991.

Left to cherish Anna’s memory is three daughters, Rhonda Jane Ends and husband, Sherley, of Parsons, Anita Frazier of Ada, Oklahoma, and Beverly Dravenstott of Hambleton, one sister, Grace Wolford and husband, Charles “Buzz,” of Dry Fork, 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, one daughter-in-law, Linda Lawrence, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Anna in death besides her husband and parents was one son, Alvin Lawrence, daughter, Karen Kimble, two brothers, Carl and Joe Varner, three sisters, Kathryn Teter, Juanita Mallow, and Jennie Teter, one grandson, Chris Ends, one granddaughter, Kimberly Middleton, and two sons-in-law, Truman Frazier and Keith Dravenstott.

Anna attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked as a seamstress for Reidboard Brothers in Elkins for over 20 years and at Parsons Footwear. She enjoyed cleaning and working in her flower garden. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God of Hambleton.

A funeral service will be held at Hostetler Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in McNeely Cemetery in Hambleton.

The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Anna Lea Varner Lawrence. Send online condolences to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com.