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Betty C. Warner

August 7, 1923 ~ December 11, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Betty Warner Obituary

Betty C. Warner, age 100 of Speonk, NY passed away on December 11, 2023. A visitation will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 PM, and 7:00 - 9:00PM at the Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 60 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 15 at 11:00AM at the Eastport Bible Church located at 386 Montauk Hwy., Eastport, NY. Interment will follow in the Eastport Cemetery.

 

Betty Warner

August 7, 1923 – December 11, 2023

    One hundred years ago, in an ordinary house on Sunset Avenue in Westhampton Beach, an extraordinary woman was born. On December 11, 2023, that extraordinary woman, Betty Hawkins Warner, went home to meet her Savior.

    Born on August 7, 1923, to Ida and Lyman Hawkins, Betty was a rough-and-tumble child who grew up on the beach. She graduated from Westhampton Beach High School and, in 1943, married her husband and love of her life, Kenneth Warner. 

   After years on Seatuck Avenue and then at Peppermint Farm, Ken built Betty their dream house on Old Country Road in Speonk, where generations gathered for 50 years.

   Betty and Ken raised four daughters, who cared for her until the end:  Susan (Daniel) McCoy, Ellen Slough, Robin Saulle, and Lorin (David) Tuttle. Betty and Ken had been married for 47 years when he passed away. 

   Betty’s faith was important to her, and her Bible was always nearby. Betty and Ken were fixtures at the Eastport Bible Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.

   Betty’s childhood love of the beach—both the ocean and the sound—lasted throughout her 100 years. Betty was always game for breakfast or dinner on the beach or a late-night swim. She treasured spending time with her family in a bungalow on the sound.

   Betty loved reading, and, whether at the beach or at home, could often be found with a book. She passed that love of reading, as well as a love of music and card games, to her family. 

   A prolific crafter, Betty was an accomplished quilter, floral artist, basket weaver, painter, and rug hooker. She optimistically prowled dunes and roadsides for sea lavender and beach plums.

   Betty never forgot her Swiss roots and visited throughout her life, as a child by sea and later by air. She was a fun-loving risk taker, who, at age 84, paraglided off the Alps.

   With an easy-going and warm personality, Betty had countless friends of all ages. She always had a story to share and recognized the importance of sharing her experience with others. As recently as May 2023, she captivated over 200 West Hampton Beach High School students with her memories of the 1938 Hurricane, the Great Depression, and her 10 decades of life. 

   In addition to her daughters, Betty is survived by six grandchildren—Chris, Jason, Betsey, Warner, Jordan, and Sarah—and 10 great grandchildren—Tavish, Lillian, Jonas, Henry, Ainsley, Oliver, Jesse, Jackie, Emory, and Vivian. Joyce Kelley, Ken’s sister who was also like a sister to Betty, also survives.

   Betty passed away peacefully in her home full of three generations of family and her faithful dog, Mickey, just as she would have wanted. 

   Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 15, at 11 a.m. at Eastport Bible Church, with interment immediately following in the Eastport Cemetery. 

   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Eastport Bible Church, Samaritan's Purse, or Riverhead Free Library in Betty’s memory.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home
60 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Werner & Rothwell Funeral Home
60 Mill Road
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Funeral Service
Friday
December 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Eastport Bible Church
Montauk Highway
Eastport, NY 11941

Interment following funeral service
Friday
December 15, 2023

Eastport Cemetery
Tuttle Avenue
Easport, NY 11941

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