- January 17, 2023
Reba Frances Butler Varnadoe passed away on Aug. 20, 2019, in Ocoee, Florida. She was 80 years old. She was born on May 29, 1939, in Cordele, Georgia. She moved to Ocoee as a little girl in the 1940s and was a proud resident of West Orange County for the rest of her life. During that time, she made countless lifelong friends and enjoyed all the area had to offer.
Reba grew up in Ocoee with her parents, Edwin D. and Lula Butler, along with her brother, Eddie, and sister, Marie. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Tom West Incorporated almost all of her adult life. She was an active person who loved the outdoors, physical fitness and time gardening in her yard.
Reba had a heart of gold and was always there for a friend in need. She loved her family dearly and treasured her time with her kids and grandchildren.
She was the loving mother of three children: Cheri Varnadoe (Greg Steffen), Steve Varnadoe (Pam) and Cindy Jenkins (Jimmy). She was blessed with seven grandchildren: Justin, Joshua, Kyler, Wade, Kirby, Brandon and Halie; as well as seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden.