Allen Varney and his family moved into their new home in Bennet on April 4, 1904. He died nine days later, April 13.

The family, photographed following funeral services, include (standing, l-r): Elmer Varney, Anna Varney, Jesse Varney, Lansing Harper, Maude Harper, Lucy Varney, Agnes Harper Varney (wife of Elmer), and Walter McFadden. Seated: George Odgers, Ralph Varney, Leona Odgers, Alta Odgers, Mildred (Mrs. Allen) Varney, Lena Varney Odgers, Mildred McFadden, Estella Varney McFadden, and baby Verna McFadden. [Nebraska State Historical Society]