Bobbe Patricia Heaton

July 23, 1932 - January 3, 2010
Bobbe Patricia Heaton

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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.


Sunday, January 10, 2010
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 06, 2010
    Shelly Wyatt says:
    Bobbe was a major influence in my life and my Nursing Career she is one of My Heros. I am very glad I got to see her recently. My thoughts and Prayers are with you the Family. I know she will truly be missed.

  • January 13, 2010
    Sharon Jacques says:
    On behalf of the Mountain Region, North Carolina Nurses Association, my condolences on the loss of Bobbe. We will remember her again next May when we read the Roll of Honor at our annual celebration of Florence Nightingale's birthday. Sharon Jacques, RN

  • January 08, 2010
    Richard & Michelle Hernandez says:
    Stephanie, Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Bobbe. She was a great person and am I so glad we became neighbors and friends and got the pleasure to meet her and "Uncle". Please know that we are thinking about you and the family. With Love, Richard, Michelle & Aubrey Hernandez

  • January 07, 2010
    Claudia Turner says:
    I have had the pleasure to know Bobbe, I have worked as a CNA along side of her. She was a wonderful nurse, she will be missed.

  • January 07, 2010
    Nellie Young says:
    Bobbe was a life time friend of the Young family and we share in your loss. She will be sorely missed. May God bless you with ca special strength and renewed hope in the difficult days ahead.