Harriet Jeanette Ledbetter, 93, of Edneyville peacefully passed into eternal life Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Sharon Place Assisted Living Center.
Born in Tacoma, WA, she was the daughter of the late Peter Sowles and Harriet Hendricks Sowles, and wife of 36 years of Dennis Ledbetter who died in 1981.
She graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, WA, and moved to Henderson County over 50 years ago. She was a member of Fruitland United Methodist Church and taught a Bible study class for the OWLS. She was a member of the Edneyville Grange and was very involved in the development of the Edneyville Library.
Before retiring, Mrs. Ledbetter worked in Child Development with Social and Family Services. She enjoyed quilting with the ìNimble Thimbles,î serving her community as a volunteer, reading and writing poetry.
Mrs. Ledbetter is survived by her great-niece, Michelle Byrd of Seattle, WA; many nieces and nephews in Alaska; and many friends in North Carolina whom she thought of as family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Fruitland United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jerry Warren officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Fruitland United Methodist Church, 66 S. Mills Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. or to the Friends of Henderson County Public Library for the Edneyville Branch, 301 N. Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
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66 S. Mills Gap Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792