May 5, 2023
Arthur Lynn “Art” Warner, age 69, of Plain City, died Friday, May 5, 2023 at his home. He began his working career as an inspector with Abex-Denison for 20 years and was also a GRI Realtor for 25 years. Art served as former deputy auditor for Union County, Ohio where he was associated for 16 years. He began his auditor office career as a county appraiser and with weights and measures. He grew up along The Big Darby in Plain City and graduated in 1971 from Jonathan Alder High School. He attended Columbus State University and The Ohio State University. He also received a graduate realtor certificate from Hondros Real Estate College. An outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting and gardening, and arrowhead, rock and mushroom hunting. One of his favorite memories was gem mining in North Carolina. An avid fan of OSU football, he also liked attending concerts and music festivals and loved the beach at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, where he married the love of his life, Christine Dodge, who passed away in 2017. With an appreciation for nature, he fished all his life and was a firm believer of “catch and release.” He made many journeys to his lake house and boat at Indian Lake on Orchard Island and to North Ontario for “fly in” Pike fishing trips. He was a member of Plain City Presbyterian Church where he joined in junior high school. Born August 6, 1953 in Columbus, Art was a life resident of Union County. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lloyd and Alice Jane McDowell Warner and his father-and mother-in-law, John M. and Jeanne Carmean Dodge. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Kiesha) Warner of North Lewisburg; two grandsons, Zachary and Jacob Warner; his siblings, Steven Warner of Florida, Cindy (Steven) Rausch of Plain City, Christopher (Cyndy) Warner of Plain City and Vincent (Carla McCoy) Warner of Plain City; his sister-in-law, Linda (Merrill) Rausch of Marysville; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including his best friend, Ben Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Underwood Funeral Home where a funeral procession will form at 11 a.m. and proceed to Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church or Loving Care Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.