MRS Jessie Gillam, of Walkers Way, Barrowby, has died in Kings Court Nursing Home, Grantham. She was 89.
Born in South Normanton, Derbyshire, she was the only daughter of John and Lilly Green, she had three step-brothers who have all predeceased her.
She was married to Cyril for 70 years and they had one daughter, Fay. She also leaves two grandchildren, Angela and Robert and a great-granddaughter, Lilly.
During the Second World War Mrs Gillam worked in an ammunitions factory and in service. She then worked for “Nora-May” and latterly was employed as a home help by Derbyshire County Council until her retirement.
Mrs Gillam enjoyed helping her husband with his allotments, where he grew fruit, vegetables and flowers and she loved arranging the flowers. She enjoyed holidays abroad and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter who were very special to her.
Pastor John Dyson, of Barrowby Baptist Fellowship, conducted the funeral service at All Saints’ Church, Barrowby. Cremation followed in Grantham.
Family mourners included: Cyril Gillam, Fay Harrison, Keith Harrison, Angela Gadd, Leslie Gadd, Nicki Marshall (representing Robert Harrison, serving in Afghanistan with the RAF) and Eva Miles.
Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs Kirby, Lynn Cooper, Audrey and Geoff Middleditch, Ken and Josie Hannah, Helen Rider, Val and Ian Rose, Jean King, Mr M. Gamble, Richard and Amanda Miles, Debbie Marshall, David Brown, Mr and Mrs Hill, Anne Burton, Caroline Hallybone, Jennifer Bowden, Mr and Mrs H. Watkin, Sheila Holland, Ruth Whitehouse, Louise Gadd, Hilary Dyson, Veronica Gregory, Lucinda Gamble, Mr and Mrs R. Green, Don and Jill Hillman, Pam Nunn, Sheila Brownlow, Tim and Julie Caunt, Mavis Bolton, Ann Parsons, Malcolm and Jenny Hewitson, Dave and Kath Gadd, Esther Jennings, Barbara Dean, Barry Burton and Jean Burton.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the Alzheimer’s Society.