Mae G. Varian

March 15, 1922 - October 2, 2012

03/15/1922 - 10/02/2012


Mae G. Tilton Varian
Age 90

Mae G. Tilton Varian 90, of East Liverpool, OH died Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at home. She was born in East Liverpool, OH 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, PA 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, October 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Rev. David Price of Wesleyan Methodist Church in Washington, PA, assisted by 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 Street in East Liverpool.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.

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Nonny Kyle
8 years ago

Even tho it has been many years since I’ve seen Mrs Varian/your Mom, I remember her with very fond memories. She always seemed to have a young and fun loving spirit.

May the Good Lord wrap his arms around you all and guide you thru this difficult time.

Diana Gamble Mays
8 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Varian’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and was always so kind to all of us high school kids who would come into the bakery. May God Bless you all and give you strength at this time.

Pam & Larry Wells
8 years ago

Mae Louise, Patty, Mark & Family, Please accept our most sincere sympathy in the loss of your mom. May Gods peace bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Pam Wells

Dave Wilson
8 years ago


So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I am sure she will be sadly missed. It is very hard when you know how much those long talks with mom will be missed. Take care. We will keep you in our prayers.

Tom Cunningham
8 years ago

Mrs. Varian was a gentle and kind woman who warmed her household with love. May her family find peace in the memory of her long and well-lived life.

Bill Smith
8 years ago

Mrs. Varian was always nice to me. I send condolences to the family.

John,Leanna Tilton & Family
8 years ago

Rest in his peace dear Aunt.

Kelly Horning
8 years ago

So sorry for Mae’s loss.Peace be with her no more suffering.

Andrea Bable
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about your mom. I really enjoyed the time taking care of her and talking to you. She was a great woman and will be missed.


Kathy Olmstead Shasteen
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss…your Mom was a nice woman…you all are in my thoughts and prayers

James & Ethel Tilton
8 years ago

To Mae Louise, Patty, Mark & Families;

So sorry for the loss of Aunt Mae. She was one great lady. Have lots of good memories of her in the years I was growing up. I know this is a very difficult time for you and just want you to know that Ethel and I are thinking about you and praying for you. Sorry we can not make it back for the services but you are in our thoughts. I do know from experience that the Lord can and will help us in these times. We love you all.

Kimberly Wain Perkins
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers.

Charles,Kimberly and Annie Perkins