Elizabeth “Liz” Corey Varnum, 73, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Terrace Glen Village in Marion. A visitation will be on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4-7pm at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Christ Episcopal Church at 11am, private inurnment to follow. Family requests that any quilts made by Liz if you could bring to the service to be displayed, would be greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Corey was born on July 28, 1946; the daughter of Flournoy and Pauline (Pressley) Corey. She was united in marriage to Thomas James Varnum on August 24, 1968 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Liz worked for Qwest Dex for 32 years. She enjoyed quilting, reading, music, was a private pilot in her younger years and long time volunteer for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Most of all she loved spending time with grandchildren and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Walter Corey and niece, Rev Kelly Allen.
Left to cherish Liz’s memories are her children, Katherine (Patricia) Varnum of Cedar Rapids and their son, Alexander and Charles (Grace) Varnum of Aplington, Iowa and their children, Wilson, Ruby and Ida; 2 sister-in-laws, Linda Corey of Cedar Rapids and Marlys Allen of St. Louis, MO; 3 nephews, Adam Allen, Peter Corey and Ryan Corey; as well as extended family.
Memorials may be directed to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry care of Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth’s name.
The Varnum family would like to thank the staff at Terrace Glen Village and UnityPoint Hospice Service for their loving care.