Dr. Margaret Kate “Katie” Warner

Born: 12/17/1974 Passed:

Dr. Margaret Kate “Katie” Warner (Age 46) died unexpectedly on December 24th, 2020 in Hudson, Ohio. We will always remember her for the passions and loves that marked her life: education, music, and her wonderful children. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Akron in 2016, serving as a lecturer in curricular and instructional studies, and went on to pursue many interests and talents. We mourn her loss but celebrate the light and love she added to the world.

Katie is survived by her children, Jack and Ellie; her parents, Suzanne (Jerry) Davis and Charles (Deborah) Murdoch; sister, Anne “Betsy” (Emanuele) Bianchini; her former spouse, Carlos Warner; a special partner, Peter Smith; nieces and nephew, extended family, and many other dear friends.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the celebration of Katie’s life will be private; however, it can be viewed at https://hudsonucc.org/ on January 9th at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her honor to the Cornerstone of Hope, Cleveland.


22 Tributes to Dr. Margaret Kate “Katie” Warner

  1. Fernando and Bernardita Rojas says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family.May God give you the strength for such irreparable loss.

    • Peter says:

      Katie coming into my life and me being allowed to be part of hers was like winning the lottery. There are not enough words to describe what a phenomenal person she was, inside and out..and of course that beautiful smile that could brighten the dullest of days for others and light up their darkest nights, it could even out shine the sun and moon.
      Thoughts and prayers to Jack and Ellie and to family far and wide.
      Until we see that beautiful smile again rest easy beautiful angel.

    • Georgie Herro says:

      I love you for ever

    • Jodi DeStefanis says:

      I met beautiful Katie when our kids were young at the Kent library during music and story time. Katie’s energy and smile were contagious and made her so very special. We often had play dates and eventually lost touch. I am deeply sorry and saddened by her death. I have been praying for your family for peace and to hold onto those special memories that may never leave your mind, heart and soul.
      Rest In Peace and comfort, Katie. ????

    • Julia Duenas-Garritano says:

      Sorry for your loss.
      May God help you and family with this loss
      Many prayers

  2. JS says:

    Always loved seeing her and the kids at my Uncle Fred’s house for holidays. Always smiling, and very caring. You will be missed.

    • Lynda and Bob Frechette says:

      We will always remember the beautiful and stunning person who Katie was. We are deeply saddened to hear the news of her passing and our hearts are aching. We are keeping Jack and Ellie and the entire Family and those in her extended Family in our thoughts and prayers and sending love and blessings their way.

    • Judi Stevens says:

      I will never forget the first time we met, your smile lit up the room.
      All of the family events and being part of my wedding. All of the poker games that I would never join but- you used to beat everyone. The times of bringing in the New Year together, always ending up in a poker game! Fly high beautiful lady. I will miss you very much.

  3. Heidi Huscroft says:

    Katie was such an inspiration to me. I thought the world of her. I remember sitting next to her one time saying I’m sorry I’m staring but you are absolutely beautiful! She had a smile that touched your soul. Her family is in my prayers always. Until we all meet again

  4. Clare says:

    Katie was an amazing woman whose impact has touched many. We mourn now and lift her children up in prayer.

  5. Frank and Terri (Steedman) Hillyard says:

    We have a lot of great memories with Katie this past summer. She would come over every night with her guitar and sing. She had the most beautiful smile and we will never forget you or the good times we had! Rest In Peace.

  6. Rebecca Hohenberger says:

    Your departure from this ???? is felt by many. You were such a radiant Spirit and will be missed.

  7. Kara says:

    Gone but never forgotten. The light of your spirit touched so many and will live on through Jack and Ellie and the memory of you. I pray that you have found peace. I know that you will be the best tour guide Heaven has to offer and that you will continue to guide others as you did here on earth. Until then… my dear friend❤️

    • Rob Taylor says:

      Katie-My heart is broken. Love endures and you left the world better for being in it. You touched so many lives with love and truth. Your children will carry your sweetness with them and bring your power and love to others. So lucky to have had our time together. You helped me in unmeasurable ways. Thank you for your love. I love you and will see you on the other side.

  8. SCOTT SWAN says:

    Katie…your smile, kindness, and perseverance will never be forgotten. RIP…thank you for inspiring and sharing your life with so many.

  9. Marian says:

    I remember texting Katie about sunshine during the winter. She was like sunshine and I will miss her

  10. Courtney H Gagnon says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Katie’s passing. She always had a bright smile and kind word for me and my son when we saw her. We had many nice conversations over the years and I was always struck by her kindness. Her beautiful spirit will be missed.

  11. Beth says:

    My letter to Katie(Katie angel)
    I love you and miss you to the depths of my soul ! Everything about you was absolutely contagious., When you’d walk into a room, your energy was all around , when I think of your smile, your words of encouragement, and just a happy persona that you portrayed. I will always have great memories of you my little angel because every time I think of you I can feel that energy and energy never dies…… I feel like I’m left with a lot of questions and I find myself thinking ,could I have been a better friend could I have seen between the words of your pain ,could I have not been too busy to take five minutes out of my day?…I have learned a valuable lesson my friend… I just love you so much

  12. Christy Poecze says:

    Katie was one of those special people who was as beautiful (and possibly more) inside she she was on the outside. I always looked forward to seeing her in our meetings and it deeply saddens me to know that I won’t be seeing her smiling face there again. I pray for strength for Jack, Ella, and all her close loved ones, and that their hearts and Katie’s soul be at peace.

    -Christy Poecze

  13. Alice says:

    Sister from another mister, you liked to say. At times we seemed as different as night and day to the rest of the family, but we connected and somehow stayed in touch during difficult times. I was grateful for that. We stayed family. You always reminded me about the blueberries, as if that were shorthand for all those conversations we had. I think about you every time I back a car into the garage. I will miss you, Katie. Your heart was just too big for us to hold on to. I hope your beautiful soul has found peace. <3

    • Larry, Anne, Leo says:

      Katie,our hearts have been broken and the laughter and smiles became tears and our questions will go on for a long while. We feel lost , and going out without hearing you call out will never be the same.We pray in time that the pain will lighten and your laughter and smile with all that was shared will come rushing back in beautiful memories.You brought more into this world than you could ever imagine and we experienced a true Blessing with you as our friend. God Bless you.Love

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