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Joan Varnes
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Obituary for Joan Varnes

Joan Varnes, 84, of Sevierville passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She was born on November 23, 1933 in Wilksbarre, PA. Joan was very patriotic. She and both her husbands served honorably in the U.S. Navy. Joan was a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She enjoyed living in the mountains of East Tennessee and loved her family dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dan Varnes and Lassiter Quinn.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Alicia Lowe and husband, Dennis; son, Larry Varnes; daughter of Lassiter Quinn and close friend, Joyce Nelson and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Kyle Lowe, Tiffany Varnes, Holly Varnes and her partner, Matt Helms; great-grandchildren, Trace Hamilton, Jordon Billings, and Aubree Helms; brothers, Joseph Rushinski, and Stanley Rushinski and wife, Jerri; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

A private memorial service will be held for the family. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Online condolences may be made at


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