MRS Gwendoline Mary Arndt, of Bourne Road Estate, Colsterworth, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 78.
Born in Braceby, she was the third daughter of Jack and Elise. Later the family moved to Osbournby then to Gunby where she was brought up with her sisters Pauline, Beryl, Hazel and her brothers Don, John and David.
She married Gerhard at 18 and they finally settled to Bourne Road Estate, living there for over 50 years while brining up nine children, Paul, Peter, Philip, Mary, Perry, Nina, Helen, Patrick and Anita. Twenty-six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren soon followed.
Mrs Arndt worked at Stoke Rochford Teacher Training College in the dining room before moving to work in the canteen at Salversens. Later she became manageress at the Compass Café in Colsterworth before working at Padley’s until her retirement.
She loved spending time with her family, as well as spending time knitting and playing bingo. She was also fond of cooking and enjoyed watching television.
The funeral service was held at the St John the Baptist Church in Colsterworth, conducted by Reverend Tom Broadbent.
Family mourners included: Paul and Jane Arndt, Philip and Lynn Arndt, Mary and Barry Allington, Perry Arndt, Nina and Brian Halsey, Helen and Pete Burlton, Patrick and Lynda Arndt, Anita and Ray Davies, Paul “Tommy” Arndt and Helen Goodwin, Emma and Chris Noyce, Simon and Jess Arndt, Claire Arlington, Rhona Keane, David Neave, Christopher Neave and Kelly, Ellie Arlington, Joanne and Richard Hudson, Jenny Arnold and Kevin Gray, James Halsey, John Halsey, Jason and Jo Cole, Lisa Burlton, Samantha Burlton, Sean Burlton, Sheena Burlton, Nathan Arndt and Nicky Barrett, Ashley Arndt and Sophie King, Steven Davies, Richard Davies and Lucy, Suzanne Davies, Pauline Cox, Don Baxter, Hazel Winter, John and Sylvia Baxter, David and June Baxter, Derick and Jean Addlesse, Mick and Gillian Baines, Aubrey Cox, Pam Freeman, Brian and Pam Cox, Susan Watkin, Christine Collingwood, Jayne Handley, Michael and Linda Addlesee, Marie Mitchell, Katie Addlesee, Tony and Sarah Baxter, Delphine Flower, Luke Swann, Colin Baxter, J Baxter, Sharon Plant, Wayne Baxter, Sharon Baxter, Clive and Jesse Wand, Eileen Baxter, Liz Smith, Kaye Hoyes, Rosemarie and Alan Burton.
Other mourners included: Pamela Jackson, Mr and Mrs V Mitchell, Jean Durham, Karen Pick, Muriel Pick, Ken Scott, Mary Down, Dieter Drechsler, Nigel Dexter, R Lee, Leonard Wright, Janet Gilbert, Helen Gilbert, Alec Thorpe, John Green, Ray Taylor, Richard Taylor, Alan and Pat Burlton, Noel and Shirley Sims, Mrs Bellamy, Bill and Ivy Cole, Peter and Sheila Murphy, Tracy and Shaun Hall, Audrey Wheatley, Keith Arnold, Peter Murphy, Carly Simpson, Janet Simpson, Amy Pickup, Jemma Hyman, Ian and Kathleen Atter, Mr and Mrs D Doy, Liam McCallum, Sadie Hall, Janet Hoyes, Lesley Hodson, Sandra, Jordan, Jasmine and Joshua, John Thorpe, Geoff Robotham, Jane Hempsall, Patricia Shelbourne, Brian Shelbourne, Jess Wells, Jean Griffin, Susan Chambers, Doreen Undy and Ella Balsson.
Funeral arrangements were made by Geeson Funeral Directors, Westgate, Grantham.
Donations were received for the British Heart Foundation, Stroke Association and Cancer Research.