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John “Jack” Ross Varner, a longtime resident of St. Louis, passed away on April 24, 2021 at the age of 69.

Jack is survived by his children: Emily Catherine Varner-Boland and Matthew Ross Varner; and his sister Nancy Helmer. He also leaves behind his four-legged companion, Remington Murphy. He is predeceased by his parents Donald and Catherine and his sister Linda Diane Buetow. 

Jack was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on September 19, 1951 to Donald Varner and Catherine Sheehan. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1992 with a degree in Economics. Jack worked for Bunge North America in both their New York City and St. Louis offices for a total of thirty-nine years. While in their employ, he traveled extensively across four continents with a final personal trip to Israel in 2019. He celebrated his love of travel with his children in 2014 with a 10-day excursion across Italy. Jack was an avid reader, gun enthusiast, and lover of music from the 1960s and 1970s. 

A memorial visitation is scheduled for 12:30 PM on May 15th   until service  1:30 PM at Kutis Funeral Home, 2906 Gravois Ave. In lieu of flowers, the children request donations be made to the St. Margaret of Scotland School 3964 Castleman Ave St louis Mo.63110 (http://www.smos-school.org)