Bobbe Lytle Heaton, 77, of Hendersonville, NC, died Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, after a brief illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Geoffrey Rogers Lytle and Frances Cornwell Lytle. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Sherry Heaton.
She received her Nursing degree from Mission Memorial School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Josephís College of Maine in Standish, ME. Her career included positions as night supervisor at Mission Hospital, supervisor at Pardee Memorial Hospital, and ten yearsí service in the office of Dr. William Alexander. She taught nursing for seven years at Blue Ridge Community College and retired as Director of Nursing at the Givens Estates in Asheville. She was a former member of the Board of Directors for Four Seasons Hospice and participated in the establishment of the Elizabeth House.
She was a member of Fruitland Baptist Church. She loved to crochet, knit and quilt. She crocheted for Godís Tiny Angels at Mission. An avid reader, she served as librarian at Jaymar Park.
She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Charles S. Heaton of Hendersonville; nephew, Geoffrey Heaton and fiancÈe, Elizabeth, of Hendersonville; niece, Stephanie King and husband, Travis, of Newport News, VA; her brothers-in-law, John Heaton and wife, Arlene, and Jim Newbold; and her beloved Pomeranian, Nick.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, January 10, 2010 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Mike Smith will officiate. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.