Obituary for Ruth Emma Burleson (Throneburg)
Ruth Emma Throneburg Burleson, 88, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice.
Ruth was born April 14, 1929 in McDowell County, N.C. and married to the late Clayton F. Burleson of Marion NC. She was the daughter of the late Butler Throneburg and Pearl Ollis Throneburg. She is survived by her son Steve Burleson (Gayle) of Belmont, a brother Bob Throneburg (Linda) of Marion, NC and sisters, Mary Nell Fox (Donald) of Marion, NC , and Louise Morgan of Hickory. She is preceded in death by her sister Sadie Reel (Harold) of Lake City, SC and Jo Wilson (Howard) of Kannapolis, NC.
Ruth retired from Abernathy Retirement Center and was a devoted member of Church of the Master in Hickory NC. She loved to read and write poetry and always made other people feel good about themselves. Ruth was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family.
A graveside service will be 12:00pm Tuesday May 2, 2017 at Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery, 962 Old US 70 Hwy, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
A memorial service will be held at 3:15pm on Sunday May 7, 2017 at Church of the Master 2230 29th Ave. Dr. NE, Hickory. Family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00pm. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Church of the Master, or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658
The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale-Falling Creek, Hickory for their loving care and support.