Erma Lee ANDERSON-VARNER

Female 1929 - 1995

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  • Birth  30 Dec 1929  Osage, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Education  10th Grade 
    Occupation  Housewife, Sales Clerk 
    Religion  Lutheran 
    Died  18 Jun 1995  Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Velda Rose Methodist Church, Main & 56Th St., Mesa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I23572  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2012 

    Father  Walter Alva VARNER,   b. 19 Jun 1904, Macks Creek, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1961, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Narcissus Snody ANDERSON,   b. 21 Apr 1912, Osage, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1975, Mt. Vernon, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Never Married Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9139  Group Sheet

    Family 1  James Henry CARNEY, II,   b. 11 Apr 1927, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 2009, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Apr 1946  Leavenworth, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Lived in Kansas City, MO
    Children 
     1. Karen Evelyn CARNEY, (Hamre)
     2. David Alan CARNEY, (Hamre)
     3. James Henry CARNEY, III
     4. Joan Paulette CARNEY
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F10914  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jack LINKER 
    Married  8 Aug 1976  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  11 Apr 1978 
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F2270  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Johnnie Ray WAGLEY,   b. 8 Mar 1926, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 2001, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Jul 1978  Las Vegas, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F2207  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Erma Anderson Varner
    Erma Anderson Varner
    Ermalee Anderson
    Ermalee Anderson

  • Notes 
    • Erma grew up in Missouri, mostly raised by her grandmother. Was always sick as a child and entered hospital for Bronchiactus at age 12 1/2 - for 1 1/2 year confinement. Met James at hospital in later hospitalization, wrote love notes back and forth. After marriage to James in Kansas City Missouri, they lived there from 1946 to 1949. They then moved to Phoenix where they lived from 1949-1950 (6 months), until moving onto Los Angeles, where they lived for 6 months. From there Lee (assumed middle name) and James moved to Banning, California where they lived from 1950-1953. In 1953 they moved to Calimesa, CA where they lived for 6 months and adopted Karen and David, because they had been trying for 7 years to conceive children, but were unsuccessful. Afterwards, the family moved back to Banning, from 1954 to 1956 where James III was born in 1955. In 1956 the family moved to Rialto, California where they lived from 1956 to 1960, along with several foster children (at times up to 4 foster children and Karen, David and Jimmy). In June 1960, the family moved to Tucson, Arizona on doctors advise to help dry out the lungs of ErmaLea (new name format). Joan was born in 1960; Karen underwent a heart surgery for a hole in her heart, David underwent surgery in the groin area, Jimmy had a pin placed in a broken arm and James and ErmaLea were involved in a serious accident a mile from home, which broke her jaw and involved other injuries. Soon, the family would relocate to Phoenix in 1967 where James started his own Engineering firm. James and Erma eventually divorced in 1973 shortly after Jim & Lois were married. Erma then married Jack Linker a retired sheriffs deputy, who had an interesting career which included shootouts and assorted scuffles. Following the divorce to Jack, which marriage lasted just over a year, Erma married Ray (Johnnie Ray) and was married to him until she died. Erma passed away due to deterioration and complications to her heart and lungs after several weeks of hospitalization on the heels of repeated hospitalizations which finally took away the strong spirit of a very optimistic and caring woman.

    Buried:
    • Ashes buried among roses

    Died:
    • Funeral @ Hosanna Lutheran Ch., Mesa