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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

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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