Dottie Lou Warner, 77, of Franklin went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 23, 2022.
She was born on Aug., 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Elmer Benjamin and Myrtle M. (Sponaugle) Phares.
Mrs. Warner was a graduate of Circleville High School and a member of Living Faith Church.
She spent her life diligently working alongside her husband to build their many businesses and farm. She found joy in serving others, was active in numerous civic organizations and most recently belonged to the West Virginia Farm Bureau where she served on the leadership committee.
Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids and watching them exhibit their agricultural projects at local and state fairs, and took great pride in all their successes. She will be remembered for the love she shared with her family and all who knew her.
On Nov. 7, 1964, she married Jerry Martin Warner, who survives in Franklin.
In addition to her husband, she leaves behind to cherish her memories a daughter, Melissa “Missy” Hoover (Larry) of Franklin; a son, Jeffrey Warner (Pam) of Franklin; a sister, Mary June Bennett of Circleville; a brother, Raymond “Eddie” Phares (Rose) of Circleville; six grandchildren, Ciara Lambert (Travis), Chris Warner (Alexis), Meghan Hedrick (Tyler) and Jessica, Marissa, and Isabella Hoover; seven great-grandchildren, Landyn Warner, Reagyn Atkins, Garrett and Ryker Lambert, Hallie, Harper and Tucker Hedrick.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Phares and James Phares; and a sister, Ina Lee Hedrick.
Funeral services were held on Monday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Steve Teter officiating. Interment was at North Fork Memorial in Riverton.
Memorials may be made to the Pendleton County Emergency Rescue Squad, PO Box 727, Franklin, WV 26807 or to the Pendleton County 4-H, PO Box 96, Franklin, WV 26807.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.