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Updated: 12/02/2017 08:00:09AM

Fidelia V. Jahna

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Fidelia Varn Jahna, age 86, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. She was born on March 13, 1931 in Fort Meade, Florida to David Hugh and Erma (Strain) Varn Sr. Fidelia was a homemaker and a loving mother, member of the Garden Club, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains, Union Congregational Church, supporter of the Girl Scouts, a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award, and has been a lifelong resident of Avon Park.

Survivors include her children, Freddie Jahna (Cathy Jo), Dee Dee Harstine (Jeff), Candis Davis (Keith), David Jahna (Cheryl), Farris Jahna (Penny), Noel Jahna (Kim), Albert Jahna (Beth), and Conley Jahna (Susan); sister, Mary Varn Fort; 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Frederic W. Jahna Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Union Congregational Church with Rev. Bill Breylinger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to promote the establishment of Avon Park sports. Funds can be made to the Frederic and Fidelia Jahna Memorial Fund, c/o Heartland National Bank. Or, memorial contributions may be made to the Union Church for restoration of the Historical Congregational Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Florida. Online condolences may be left at

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