Dorothy L. Werner

Dorothy L. Werner, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Homeland Center in Harrisburg where she had been living since 2011.

Born on June 26, 1931, she was the daughter of Albert E. and Blanche B. Zimmerman. She was the widow of Earl H. Werner.

She was a graduate of William Penn High School, Harrisburg. She also graduated from Shippensburg University and earned two Bachelors of Science degrees. Dorothy was a retired school psychologist with the Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware where she resided from 1974-2011.

She was a former member of the Harris Street United Methodist Church and Pine Street Presbyterian Church, both of Harrisburg, as well as the New Castle United Methodist Church, Delaware.

Dorothy had a great love for her many pets throughout the years as well as a love of music, including playing piano and singing in choirs.

Surviving is her sister, Elizabeth Z. Hallman of Harrisburg; 2 nieces, Cheryl M. Hallman of Harrisburg and Nancy Parry and husband David of Harrisburg; 3 nephews, Harry F. Hallman III, Michael E. Hallman and wife Annette, and Stephen W. Hallman, all of Harrisburg. Also surviving is an extended family of cousins, great niece and great nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11AM at Shoops Garden of Rest Cemetery, Harrisburg.

There will be no viewing.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Werner family.



Dorothy was a friend and colleague of mine who gave her time and talents to the people and animals she loved so dearly.She chose to help society's less fortunate and spent most of her days and some nights teaching female prisoners and children and animals with special needs.She was an independent woman who danced to her own drumbeat. Even when her health started to fail she continued to walk or ride her bike to do her weekly shopping. She will be missed but we are blessed to know that she is now in heaven and propably singing with the choir or helping some child who is struggling with the musical notes. David Pearl

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