EAST LIVERPOOL - Mae G. Tilton Varian, 90, of East Liverpool, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at home. She was born in East Liverpool on March 15, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Bessie (Baker) Tilton.
Living her entire life in the area, Mrs. Varian, along with her husband owned and operated Varian's Bakery in East Liverpool. She also was formerly co-owner the Mid City Restaurant in Midland and the Hot Diggity Doggie in East Liverpool. She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1940. She was a charter member of United Brethren in Christ Church where she was a life member of the Women's Missionary Society and started the Children's Ministry in East Liverpool, working with the children for over 25 years. She also was active in East Liverpool Area Senior Citizens.
Her husband, Emmett L. Varian preceded her in death on May 8, 1995. They were married April 11, 1949.
She is survived by a son, Mark Varian, and his wife, Becky, of East Liverpool; two daughters Mae Louise Marshall and her husband, Lynn, of Huntington, Ind., and Patricia Ann Jasenec and her husband, Michael, of East Liverpool; seven grandchildren, Polly Kramarsic, Seth Marshall, Angie Six, Ashley Jasenec Reynolds, Dylan Varian, Matt Varian and Hannah Varian; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, a son, Emmett L. Varian Jr.; and two brothers, Gail Tilton and Charles Tilton, preceded her in death.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Price of Wesleyan Methodist Church in Washington, Pa., assisted by the Rev. Craig Childers. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Following the burial, family and friends will gather for food and fellowship at the Hospitality Center of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes at 145 West Fifth St. in East Liverpool.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences on line at www.altmeyer.com