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Elizabeth Edwards Gets Marker At Grave 19 Months After Death

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File photo of Elizabeth Edwards. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

File photo of Elizabeth Edwards. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — A permanent marker has been placed on the grave of Elizabeth Edwards, the deceased wife of two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, 19 months after her death.

A modest marble footstone was installed last week at Raleigh’s Oakwood Cemetery. The marker was commissioned by Elizabeth Edwards’ siblings and is carved with lyrics from a Leonard Cohen song she placed on her kitchen wall shortly before she died of cancer in December 2010.

A more elaborate headstone is still planned from the same sculptor who chiseled the towering angel adorning the neighboring grave of Edwards’ 16-year-old son Wade, who died in a 1996 auto accident.

The Associated Press reported last month that people touring the historic cemetery had expressed concern that Edwards did not yet have a stone so long after her death.

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