Mrs. Will Varner

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Display Name: 
Mrs. Will Varner
Sort Name: 
Varner, Mrs. Will
AKA: 
Maggie Varner
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

Eula's mother is described by Gavin as a "big hard cold gray woman who never came to town any more now [in 1927] spending all her time between her home and her church" (306). In Gavin's hypothetical account in Chapter 17, she is portrayed as outraged over the 'discovery' of her daughter's eighteen-year affair with Manfred de Spain, though Eula tells Gavin later that she thinks her "Mamma . . . has known all the time" (345). Also according to Gavin, Mrs. Varner has complete control over the "terrified congregation" in the church: she hires the ministers herself, "firing them too when they didn't suit her" (306).

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