RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nineteen months after her death, a permanent marker has been placed on the grave of Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
A modest marble footstone was installed last week at Raleigh's Oakwood Cemetery. It 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.