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Asheville - Wanda Louise Sheppard Staffon, 80, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Universal Healthcare.
A lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was formerly employed as a House Mother for Eliada Home, Ward Clerk at Memorial Mission Hospital and served until her retirement as a Private Duty Nurse. She was a member of Newbridge Baptist Church and formerly sang with the Sweet Adelines.
Mrs. Staffon was the daughter of the late Lucius Fields Sheppard and Maude Henderson Sheppard and wife of William Nicholas Staffon who died in 1964. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Howard H. Sheppard, Harry Lee Sheppard, Richard Sheppard and Lucius Fields Sheppard.
Surviving are her daughters, Darcelle Burgin and husband Bill and Tammie Towe and husband Dennis all of Asheville; sister-in-law, Marie Sheppard of Asheville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Nancy and Jim McDaniel and Grace Morris all of Asheville.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Newbridge Baptist Church with Rev. Clark E. Henderson officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to: Newbridge Baptist Church, 199 Elkwood Avenue, Asheville, N.C. 28804, Eliada Homes, Inc, P.O. Box 16708, Asheville, N.C. 28816 or Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.
To sign Mrs. Staffon's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 6, 2012