Christian 05


Doreen Mahon Varnadoe

1945 - 2021

Ruffin, South Carolina


Doreen Mahon Varnadoe, 75, of Ruffin, entered into rest eternal Sunday, July 4, 2021, at her residence while under the care of Amedysis Hospice.  She was the loving wife of fifty-one years to the late Mr. Kenneth Varnadoe, Sr.


Born November 3, 1945, in Queens, New York, she was a daughter of the late Walter Mahon and the late Dorothy Tants Mahon.  She met her husband while he was serving in the military and made the Lowcounty of South Carolina her home.  She worked in several textile manufacturing companies here in Walterboro and operated a consignment store in Santee.   She was a member of Saint Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walterboro and will always be remembered for her love of gardening and the devotion she had for her family.  


Surviving are: a son, Chet Varnadoe of Ruffin; and her two beloved dogs, “Tootsie” and “Spike”.  She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth “K.J.” Varnadoe, Jr.  


A private graveside litany will be recited by Father Jacob Joseph at Glendale Memorial Cemetery in Walterboro. 


Arrangements by:   THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408.  Visit the registry online at:

Plant a tree in memory of Doreen Mahon Varnadoe by clicking here.
To send flowers to Doreen Mahon Varnadoe's family, please visit our floral store.


A service summary is not available

An environmentally-friendly option

Walterboro Chapel

1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, SC

Tribute Wall

Share a memory of Doreen Mahon Varnadoe
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Candle
  • Sentiment
Plant a tree in memory of Doreen Mahon
An environmentally-friendly option

1 tree planted in memory of Doreen Mahon


Lynn & Patricia Smith

July 16, 2021 2:42 PM

Chet, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

Thomas , Inez and Brad McMillan

July 6, 2021 12:27 PM

Chet,  Thomas, Brad and I are so sorry to hear of  the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady that loved you so much. Please remember the good times and the good memories you had with all of your family. Sending our love and sympathy.

Susan Hughes

July 6, 2021 10:11 AM

To my precious Aunt Doreen. You are one of the most beautiful and sweetest and loving people I know. You have ALWAYS showed so much Love and Kindness to me and my Sister, All of our lives. Well to All of Our Family. My Precious Mother loved you like a Sister and a Best Friend. She thought so much of you. We have so many great memories growing up with y’all as children, going to Edisto Beach, playing with Chet and K.J. At your house. I know you had a long hard journey Aunt Doreen, but now you have NO more worries and NO more suffering and NO more pain. We have missed you so very much and it’s been so hard not being able to hug you or see you, But we honered what we were told to do. We will miss you so much. Thank you for such great memories. We love you Aunt Doreen. You will always be in our heart.💕

A Memorial Tree was planted for Doreen Mahon Varnadoe

July 5, 2021 10:16 AM
Memorial Tree

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home
Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

Plant a tree in memory of Doreen Mahon Varnadoe

An environmentally-friendly option Plant memorial trees
© 2021 Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy