Bobbie Greer Edmisten, a resident of Harmony, North Carolina since 1968, died Friday, March 17, 2006, at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born August 4, 1936, Morewood, Oklahoma, and was the daughter of the late Abner Alfonso Greer and Dorris Billings Greer.
Mrs. Edmisten was raised and educated in Watauga County and received her Bachelors Degree in Education and Masters Degree in Guidance from Appalachian State University. On August 27, 1958 she married Edward E Edmisten.
She was retired from the Iredell County School System where she was a teacher and guidance counselor, serving primarily in Harmony and Union Grove Elementary Schools. A member of Harmon Baptist Church, she served as Sunday School teacher, pianist, choir member and was a frequent soloist. Music was a great passion of hers and she also loved spending time at her vacation home at Kure Beach, North Carolina. She was an avid and vital member of a wide variety of organizations, where she generally held positions of leadership and was an officer in almost every organization to which she became committed. Those included the North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, Iredell County Department of Social Services Board, North Carolina Retired School Personnel, Iredell County Concert Association Board, Iredell County Young Children’s Partnership Board, North Carolina Democrat Women and American Association of University Women, on the local, state and regional levels.
Mrs. Edmisten’s core values led her to have an especially fervent concern for the advancement of education and equity for women and girls. She volunteered tirelessly to promote these and many other issues she believed were essential to improve the lives and opportunities of others. She helped to establish and support the AAUW Scholarship Fund which provides an annual scholarship to a local Iredell County High Senior. In her honor, the family would like to ensure continuation and enhancement of this scholarship program.
Survivors include a son, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, five grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward E Edmisten on November 12, 2002 and by a son, Edward Earl Edmisten, Jr in 1997.
A service and memories to celebrate Mrs. Edmisten’s life will be held at Harmony Baptist Church, at 11 am, Saturday, March 25th, under the direction of the Rev. Eddie Totherow.
Nicholson Funeral Home, Statesville, North Carolina
Published: Watauga Democrat, March 2006
Edward Earl Edmisten
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