Amy Grace Josey Varco, age 87 of Owosso, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel in Owosso. Pastor John Walworth will be officiating with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

Amy was born
August 14, 1927 in Ahmeek, Michigan a daughter of John and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Effinger) Josey. She married Calvin Varco in Owosso on September 5, 1947 and together raised 3 children.

Mrs. Varco was a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebecca's in
Owosso and was the "Peanut Brittle Lady" for Jennings-Lyons Chapel for many years.

She is survived by her children: Gary (Linda ) Varco of Vernon, Dennis (Paula) Varco of Owosso, Marcia (Bruce) Owen of Swartz Creek; grandchildren: Julie (Mike) Robbins, Robert Varco, Jennifer (Kevin) Oja, Ashley and Matthew Varco, Brent (Angela) Owen, Angela (Edward) Donathan and great grandson: Jaxon Wieske. She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin on
Sept. 20, 2005; parents; sister; Marion Williams; brothers: Allen Josey and Fred Josey. A special thank you to Amy's care giver Denise Vsetual.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to be split evenly between Grace Hospice, Shiawassee Council on Aging and Respite. Online condolences may be sent to