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Pauline Burton Harding, Adair Co., KY native (1927 - 2011)

At the time of her death she was a resident of Cocoa Beach, FL, where services will be held. She was a member of a large, highly regarded Adair County family, a respected and beloved educator, and a world traveler. She devoted much of her time to helping the incarcerated obtain GED diplomas, and was an enthusiastic gardener.
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Pauline Burton Harding passed away peacefully on September 18, 2011,with her daughters at her side.

A memorial service will be held at 2pmET/1pmCT, on Saturday, September 24 at the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, 3300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, with a reception to follow. An informal beachside visitation and remembrance will be held Friday evening September 23 from 6pm8pmET/5pm-7pmCT, at the 16th Street beach in Cocoa Beach.


She was born in Adair County, KY December 10, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Irene Streeval Burton. She died in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on September 18, 2011, at the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 8 days.

She spent 35 years as an educator on assignments all over the world. She traveled to Germany, Morocco, Russia, China, Australia, and Uruguay.

She taught all levels of students, but was most passionate about her work with special needs children and helping those who were incarcerated obtain their high school equivalency. She was a long time resident of Cocoa Beach, Florida, where she loved working in her garden.

She is survived by the following:
  • Her daughters :Jennifer Harding of Santa Monica, California, and Heather Harding Burdick of Durham, North Carolina

  • And her granddaughters: Brittany Voss of Hoboken, New Jersey, and Danielle Voss of Orlando, Florida.

  • Two brothers: Donald Burton and wife Anna of Columbia, KY, andLawrence Burton, Jr. of Hardinsburg, IN

  • Two sisters: Leoda Stephens of Indianapolis, IN andCharlotte Scott of Paducah, KY
She was preceded in death by her son Brian Harding and by She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother Deloris Stone and Norman Ralph Burton

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach.

Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 101 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, Fl 32391Phone 321-784-0116


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Pauline Burton Harding, Adair Co., KY native (1927-2011)



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