Obituary of Marion Warner
Warner, Marion S. (Shoemaker)
Fairport: May 4, 2018. Marion is predeceased by her husband Morris Warner & sister Ruth Jervis. She is survived by her children, George Warner & Ellen (David Feder) Warner; grandchildren, Kevin Warner & Molly Warner; several nieces, nephews & dear friends. Special thanks from “Grandma” to the caregivers at Creekstone Memory Care.
Marion’s visitation will be Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Funeral Home from 4-7 PM, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.), immediately followed by her Funeral Service at 7PM. Marion’s burial will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5PM in the family plot in Wyoming Cemetery in Wyoming PA. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Marching Band Discretionary Fund, C/O Syracuse University, 820 Comstock Ave., Suite 214, Syracuse, NY 13244.
Marion was born June 6, 1920 to her parents George & Lucy Shoemaker in Kingston, PA.
Growing up on the family farm had a permanent effect on Marion. Even though she had moved away to Syracuse, NY she fondly remembered her childhood and always looked forward to returning to family reunions back “home.”
One of her most fond memories was a play that the family would put on every year back on the farm. They called it Seemore & Dolittle Circus. Marion’s family always participated and the price of admission was 25 cents. The Shoemaker family fondly recalls these days but over time it seems that who played what role has become a little bit murky, after all didn’t everyone have the leading role? Can playing the hind end of the horse be considered a leading role? Regardless of who played what role these were very happy times for her family.
Coming from a small town everyone knew everyone. Little did she know, but all the way back in elementary school she was sitting in class alongside the love of her life, Morris Warner. During her high school years Morris and she became high school sweet hearts who would eventually be married and go on to start a family of their own.
Marion’s favorite job was that of Dorm Receptionist at Syracuse University. While at SU she became close with the kids, they looked to her for most everything and she was quick to offer any life lessons she could.
Over long breaks away from school the kids would sometimes ask her to watch over their plants. In no time she would say yes! Her office became a botanical paradise. As the story has been told of one particular break, she had unknowingly been asked to look after a very special plant. The plant in question was in fact a Marijuana plant and she had no idea until a fellow worker pointed out to her how “special” this plant was.
Marion had a lasting effect on the students who lived within the dorm where she worked. Many still, to this day, regularly reach out to her and keep in touch, sharing with her their life’s ups and downs.
Marion & Morris travelled extensively. They saw the world together! Trips for them included: China, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and England. She and Morris also enjoyed Square Dancing. Marion was an active member of the Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church, she was a longtime member of the church’s Circle.
Working on the Syracuse University campus made her a diehard SU fan. She especially loved their football team and was a season ticket holder for many years. When she wasn’t rooting for SU she was very carefully following her beloved NY Yankees.
Marion was one of a kind! She was: strong willed, outgoing, fiercely independent, helpful, mentor, young at heart and always was a spitfire. To know her was to love her and she will be sadly missed.