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Vera S. Burton

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HENDERSONVILLE-Vera S. Burton, age 90, of Hendersonville, NC died at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville, Saturday September 27, 2014 after an extended illness.
She became a resident of Hendersonville, NC after moving from Homestead, Fla. following the death of her husband, Dr. Joseph M. Burton. Along with other civil and social organizations, she was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church.
A celebration of her life will take place at Grace Lutheran at a later date. A private burial will be held in her childhood home of Fort Worth, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund of Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave West, Hendersonville NC, 28739.
She wished the following poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye to be a part of her obituary.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die. "
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 14, 2014
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