Vida Jeanette (Varney) May

Vida Jeanette (Varney) May of Kenova, W.Va. passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Vida was a graduate of Belfry High School in Belfry, KY and was born in Sidney, KY to the late Ballard and Myrtle Mae Varney of South Williamson, KY. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Phyllis Ann King of South Williamson, KY and Aletha Pinson of Turkey Creek, KY. Vida is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Estil; daughter, Sherrie (Terry) Webb of Chattaroy, W.Va.; son, Keith (Summer) May of Winfield, W.Va.; grandsons, Chad Webb of Charleston, W.Va., Tyler May (Megan) of Eleanor, W.Va. and Matthew Wright of Winfield, W.Va.; granddaughters, Haley Manns, (Dustin) of Goldsboro, NC, Madison Bailey (Derek) of Altus, OK, Amy Zacarias of Pikeville, KY, Mary Wright, and Natalie Wright of Winfield, W.Va.; two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. Vida was a devoted wife and mother who put her family above all else. She was also a long-time member of the 20th Street Baptist Church of Kenova where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was the church financial secretary for several years. Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Family Cemetery in Sidney, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vida’s honor to Hospice of Huntington. Online condolences may be expressed at

7 Replies to “Vida Jeanette (Varney) May”

  1. Sherrie,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss, your mom and dad were so good to me when we were kids and I know she will be dearly missed. Please give your dad and Keith my regards as you go through these next days and months. I’m physically unable to be with you today but you are in my prayers.

    1. Sorry for your loss…even though I got to visit with many of my dear friends from our past. Estil, Sherrie, and Keith. Prayers to continue…??

  2. Estil, I’m sorry we can’t be with you today. Vida and I were such good friends through elementary school. She was my best friend and Ed and I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers.

  3. My heartfelt condolences to you Estil, Sherrie, Keith and all the family of Vida. I loved her like a sister and I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers were with you now and in the days ahead.

    We Love You All So Much!! Many Prayers! Sis Donna, Dave and Brian

  4. I loved this lady! She was my second mom to me! She made sure Keith and Sherrie and I had fun adventures at their house, after we did chores! She always had good snacks. There were always nabs, oatmeal cakes and twinkies in her dishwasher (she never used it) “hidden” from us. We used her glass Christmas balls for earrings when we played dressup. Broke dozens. We finally told her when we were grown. She welcomed me for several weeks every summer, after they moved to Kenova. I love my May family and Im sad knowing she is no longer here! Rest High In The Mountain Mom!

    1. Thanks for sharing these special memories!! She loved you like one of her own. Many prayers as we face a very hard day tomorrow. Love and miss you!!

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