Dorothy Warner, 94

Volunteer, homemaker

November 12, 2006

Dorothy L. Warner, a homemaker, volunteer and scion of the Linthicum family of Anne Arundel County, died in her sleep Tuesday at her Linthicum home. She was 94.

She was born Dorothy Perkins Linthicum and raised at Turkey Hill, her family's Linthicum Heights home, which was built in 1822. She was a 1930 graduate of Girls' Latin School in Baltimore and attended Goucher College.

In 1932, she married the Rev. Paul F. Warner, a Methodist minister and missionary, a pilot who was known as the "Flying Pastor." The couple did missionary work in Nagoya, Japan, before World War II, and after the war returned for several more years.

Mr. Warner served as pastor at churches in Washington, Baltimore, Uniontown and Hagerstown, and had been a district superintendent overseeing 100 United Methodist churches in Western Maryland and West Virginia. He died in 1984.

Mrs. Warner had been a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and the American Cancer Society, where she drove cancer patients to treatments.

She was a member of Linthicum United Methodist Church, where she helped prepare meals for the homeless, church suppers and the annual strawberry festival.

Mrs. Warner was a member of the Women's Club of Linthicum, Hospice of the Chesapeake auxiliary, Washington-Tokyo Club, Yuasa Society and the International Christian University Foundation.

"She was a remedial reading teacher at Belle Grove Elementary School until she was 93," said a son, John G. Warner Sr. of Pasadena.

She enjoyed reading, swimming, entertaining and cross-stitching.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at her church, 200 School Lane, Linthicum Heights.

Also surviving are two other sons, Paul L. Warner of Sherwood Forest and David M. Warner of Manchester; a daughter, Mary Ellen Harned of Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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