MRS Barbara Anne Marke, of Christchurch Road, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 69.
Born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, she was the eldest daughter of the late George and Rose Thacker. The family later moved to Little Ponton.
She met Anthony Marke and they were married in 1961. They moved to Grantham in 1963.
Mrs Marke leaves her husband Anthony, three daughters Angela, Jane and Tracie, three grandchildren Emma, Barney and Emily and one great-grandchild Freddie.
On leaving school she went into catering and her previous employers included Stoke Rochford College, Wolsey, BMARC and Fenland Foods. She retired in 1999 to look after her grandchild.
Mrs Marke liked spending time with her her close friends and family. She enjoyed foreign holidays and playing bingo, but most of all caring for her grandchildren and time spent with them.
The funeral service was held at St Guthlac’s Church, Little Ponton, conducted by the Rev Eric Lomax. Burial followed in the churchyard.
Family mourners included: Anthony Marke, Angela Grimwood, Jane Walton, David Walton, Emily Walton, Tracie West, Emma Grimwood, Barney Grimwood, Mr and Mrs G. Taylor, Mr and Mrs A. Thacker, Mr and Mrs C. Gosling, Mr and Mrs G. Smith, Mr and Mrs P. Marke, Mr T. Smith, Miss S. Smith, Mr and Mrs S. Brown, Mr D. Brown, Mrs F. Hooper and Mr J. Wright.
Other mourners included: Wynn and George Basford, Mr and Mrs D. J. McCallum, Keith Hardy, Jo and Derek Burrows, Mr G. Harrison, Mr and Mrs Holmes, Mr and Mrs K. Smith, Mr and Mrs Meadows, Mr LeHair, Natalie Clarke, Linda Clarke, Nicola Clarke, Bernice McAllister, Gavin Thulborn, Shane Thulborn, Kelly Kochanek, Lucy Nelson, Bill and Julia Plant, John Lawrence, Eric and Margaret Johnson, Mrs J. Thacker, Caroline Thacker, Polly Meads, Mandy Golding, Rose Smith, Marlene and Lionel Embling, Sue Smith and Ron, Gerry Smith, Mr and Mrs Gadd, Mrs V. Clark, Betty and Les Hodgson, Nicola McCallum, Alan Skelton, Jane Musson, Mrs M. Clarke, Peter and Sally Walton, Rod Harrison, Karen Cumberland, Phil Clarke, Gwen Blackman, Phil Marke, Mike and Diana Worksop, Diana Jenkinson, Helen Nicholson, Mrs D. Parker, Mr A. E. Molsher, Peter and Myra Jackson, Madge Smith, Keith Smith, Clive Peberdy, Brian Bridges, Mr Taylor, Marian Hollingshead, Len Ashbury, Patricia Bramley, Michael Thacker and Mr Marshall.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations received for Marie Curie Cancer Care amount to £100 to date.