Leah G. Warner
Leah Hester Gary Warner (90), died November 24, 2014. Leah was born September 13, 1924 to William Odra and Margaret Alice Jones Gary, in Welchs
Creek, Kentucky. She was a graduate at age 16 from Butler County High School (KY) in the class of 1941. After graduating from the Andrew Jackson Business
School, in Nashville, Tennessee, she worked for the Butler County Clerk's office until joining the Cadet Nurse Corp in 1944. She moved to Lexington
for training and graduated as an RN in 1947. As a nurse in Lexington, on June 4, 1949 she married a physics graduate student, Jacob LaRue Warner. She
continued nursing in Lexington, and they moved to Washington D.C. soon after, where she worked at Mt. Alto VA Hospital, followed by Warwick Cancer
Clinic. She retired from nursing in 1953 to stay home and raise her own family, and in early 1955, she moved to a GHI house in Greenbelt, MD,
followed by a house in the new Boxwood Village subdivision in January 1965. Leah was heavily involved in the Group Against Smokers' Pollution (GASP),
the National Amateur Press Association, and was recognized as a long standing member of the Greenbelt Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. Leah
was predeceased in death by her parents and a brother, William Odra Gary, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jacob, one daughter, Helen German of Greenbelt, one son, David (Melody) Warner of Bowie, one granddaughter Alice (Marc) Brosey of Knoxville, TN, and one great-grandson, Elijah Brosey of Knoxville, TN. She is also survived by two sisters, Anita Mills and Nancy Swift, both of Louisville, KY, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122 or the American Indian
Education Foundation, P.O. Box 27491, Albuquerque, NM 87125.