Caroline Lee McNeill, 93, a resident of Washington for many years and an author of short stories, died Tuesday at the Army Distaff Hall. She had arteriosclerosis.

She was born in Petersburg, Va., and lived in Richmond before moving to Washington as a young girl. She was a graduate of old Central High School. She married Lt. Col. Chauncey S. McNeill, an Army cavalry officer, in 1910. They maintained homes here and in Moorefield, W. Va.

Mrs. McNeill continued to live here after her husband's death in 1945. She had been a resident of Army Distaff Hall for 15 years.

In addition to short stories, Mrs. McNeill wrote a children's book. She was a member of the National League of Penwomen.

During World War II, Mrs. McNeill was active in volunteer work with the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Club. She was a member of the Army and Navy Club, the Society of the Lees of Virginia and the Emanuel Episcopal Church in Moorefield.

She is survived by a daughter, Lee McNeill Crippen of Annapolis, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Army Distaff Hall, or to the American Heart Association.