Bette Jane (Rudolph) Varble
Bette Jane Varble, age 76, of Marvin Avenue, Shelby, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 at her home after a second battle with cancer.
She was born September 6, 1931 in Louisville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Lorin John and Sara Kathryn (Daily) Rudolph. She was a 1949 graduate of Shawnee High School in Louisville. She moved to Shelby in the 1954 when her husband, Bill took a job as a teacher and coach with Shelby City Schools. After their youngest child went to elementary school, Bette went back to work for the next 25 years for William Doty, John Broderick and Dave Brown at the Shelby Insurance Agency in Shelby. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was the caretaker of altar flowers for 15 years. She was also a member of The Girls Bridge Club for 40 years, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 50 years.
Bette volunteered her time for the Reach To Recovery Program for cancer survivors for 12 years and as a reading tutor at Auburn Elementary School. She was a devoted and loyal football coach’s wife for 31 years and was an avid supporter of all her grandchildren’s activities.
Bette is survived by her husband, William E. Varble, whom she wed on February 24, 1951; Her children; Ked and Deborah Varble of Powell, Ohio, Denise Rinehart of Tiffin, Ohio, Todd Varble of Beverly Hills, California, and Brad Varble of Comer, Georgia; 5 grandchilren: Jennifer and Mike Swick, Heather and Elliott Asch, Matt Varble, Kristen Rinehart, Derek Rinehart; 4 great great grandchildren: Tyler and Will Swick , Alyssa and Ellie Asch; 2 sisters: Jeannette Shurte of Denver, Colorado, Beatrice and Bob Weigel of Southern Pine, North Carolina; Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Kay and John Morgan of Louisville, Kentucky; She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Robert Kedrick Rudolph and a brother-in-law, Robert Shurte.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church, 18 South Gamble Street, Shelby with Rev. Lyle Hinkle and Rev. Gail Angel officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. In lieu of flowers memorial expressions may be made to First United Methodist Church or to Hospice of North Central Ohio. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at