Dorothy was born on Dec. 31, 1918 in Chanute, the daughter of Jessie Vincent and Esther Christine Nylund Nelson. She graduated from high school and attended Neosho County Community College.
She was united in marriage to Howard MacKenzie Warner on August 26, 1944 at Woodside, San Mateo, Calif. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2009.
She was a homemaker and did office work.
After spending years searching for a church to which she could fully devote her life to her savior, she and Howard were baptized in July of 1952 and remained faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. Her excitement motivated her to share her joy with many throughout the rest of her life. She and Howard were joined in their membership by other family members including her sister and her parents. In addition to other calls to serve in the Church, Dorothy and Howard served in the San Diego, Calif., Mission, and in the St. Louis, Mo., Temple of the Church.
Dorothy enjoyed genealogy, sewing, gardening and playing the piano.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Howard, daughter, Christine Marie Warner, and son Aaron Nelson Warner.
Graveside service will 2 p.m. today, March 29 at the Swede Center Cemetery, rural Chanute.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Aid and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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