Robin Varnell Velba


Robin Varnell Velba, 57, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at the family residence.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was totally dedicated to her family and friends and was a woman of great integrity. She was employed with Duracell with 20 years of service, and was also employed with Plantronics for 12 years.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Norma Russell Nobitt; and brother, Allen Dale Varnell.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Velba of Georgetown; father, Thomas Varnell and his wife, Ann Varnell; daughter, Janzen Lark Velba of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two brothers, Lloyd “Chip” Varnell and Michael Varnell and wife, Sharon, all of Cleveland; sisters-in-law, Tomilee Phillips Varnell, Judy Velba Henry and husband, David, and Carol V. Collins, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 23, 2018, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Velba family guestbook at


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