Bobbe Patricia Heaton

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

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
    Kathy Walker says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Bobbe was mine and my systers teacher for Nurse Assistant in the early 80's. She got a kick out of us because we both worked nights and came to class the next morning... It was a struggle sometimes, but she was always so good and understanding to us.. My sister passed away in 2008. Bobbe was great person. God bless you all.

  • January 06, 2010
    Paulette LaBerge says:
    Geoff, Another big loss for you and your family. I didn't know Bobbe but sounds like she was a very special lady. You and Elizabeth and your whole family are in my prayers.

  • January 06, 2010
    Rich & Heather Matlack says:
    Stephanie, As one of my closest friends, please know our love and prayers go out to your family and you. We know how much joy Bobbe brought to your family and you. I know the influence she had on your life and ours too. That influence will remain with Rich and I forever, especially Bobbe's cooking and southern accent.

  • January 06, 2010
    Cynthia, Jason, Adam and Jade says:
    Stephanie, You are one of the sweetest people I've been blessed to know and have as a friend - I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how very dear Bobbe was to you. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Cynthia

  • January 05, 2010
    Carol Thrasher says:
    Bobbe was such a light in a dim world. I was blessed to have known her and will surely miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family at this time, for a friend we have all lost.