She was born February 27, 1935 to the late Robert and Ruth (Sigler) Ortman. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Gloria Angelico of Yonkers, NY, Nick Vara of Highland Falls, NY and Thomas Vara of Norwalk; daughter-in-law, Tanya Vara of Palm Bay, FL; grandchildren, Tina, Thomas, Lisa, Tattiana, Krystina and Matthew; five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Dick Warner.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew E. Vara in 1980; parents and step-father, Darius Gough; children, Edward J. Vara in 2011 and Matthew E. Vara in 2016; sisters, Alice (Keith) Bauer and Jeanne Warner; and brother, Robert Ortman; step-brother, Darius Jr; step-sisters, Etta and Shirley; sister-in-law, Verlie.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.