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Nonagenarian credits volunteer work for her longevity

Thelma E. Burton, 91, has been volunteering for decades. The effort has helped her live a long and fruitful life.

BY KEN RAYMOND Modified: June 18, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 19, 2012
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When her doctor told her she couldn’t live alone anymore, Thelma E. Burton didn’t listen.

It wasn’t up to the doctor, as she saw it, and Thelma, now 91, isn’t a woman who lets other people make decisions for her.

A year passed. The...
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