MRS Margaret Ann King, of Saltersford Road, Grantham, has died at home. She was 72.
Born in Grantham, she was the second eldest daughter of the late Len and May Smith, of Dysart Road, and sister to Barbara, Alan and Colin.
In 1961 she married Vic King and they later had two children, Robert and Helen and subsequently two grandchildren, Cameron and Victoria.
She was educated at Barrowby School, followed by the Girls’ Central School in Castlegate, Grantham,
On leaving school she joined Newbold and Burton shoe factory and enjoyed her job there very much, forming many special friendships.
Mrs King enjoyed gardening and holidays, especially with family around her. In her younger years she and her husband played squash and were members of Grantham Squash Club, where she enjoyed her time on the entertainments committee, organising the next party or fancy dress event.
The funeral service was held at St Anne’s Church, Grantham, conducted by the Rev John Spriggs. Cremation followed.
Family mourners included: Mr V. King, Mr and Mrs R. King, Mr and Mrs S. Creek, Mr and Mrs A. Young, Mr and Mrs A. Smith, Mr and Mrs C. Smith and Mrs G. Sterry and Mr C. Bunting.
Other mourners included: Phyllis Childs, Ray Measures, Dave and Linda Locking, Mr B. Richardson, Nev and Sue Squires, Anne Tomlinson, Peter and Caroline Collin, Peter Love, Mrs Hides, the Rev John Spriggs and Ann Spriggs, Mary and Keith Davies, Peter Mills, Annette Mills, Ben Bayliss, Peter and Joan Ireland (Lindley), Keith and Carol Streets, Irene Supple, David and Janet Watson, Keith Dexter, Bill and Jan Mann, Linda Geeson, Kate Butters, Michael and Elisabeth Stevenson, David and Cynthia Dobney, Nick Dobney, Mr and Mrs Summerfield, Rebecca Hoy, Sue Larkin, June Noble, Janet Marshall, Maureen and Geoff Caunt, Pauline Sutton, Pat and Peter Gallagher, Janet and Dennis Leeson, Glenda and David Whyley, John and Audrey Chappell, George and Barbara Pike, Geoff and Jane Robinson, David and Marion Dowsett, Tom and Dorothie Short, Jane Harris, Susan Harris, Jane Buttigieg, Alison Clare, Jane Loveridge, Andrew Derry, Sally Warren, Nick Fitzgerald, David Harris, Steve and Jane Ferguson, Mr W. Clarke, Peter and Christine Eaton, Sylvia and Richard Lewis, Neil and Julie Lindfield, Mr and Mrs K. Dowsett, Liz and Peter Bailey, Dorothy Nix, Anne Windsor, Nathan Smith, Jim Smith, Steve and Karen John, Barbara and Peter May, Paul and Cheryl Browitt, Ian and Carol Wing, Alan Newton, Mr and Mrs Lappage, Mr and Mrs Morley, Sue Redmile, Linda Blye, Chris Cranfield, Angie and Alan Cox, Dorothy Oxby, Beryl Fitt, Freda Parry, Terry and Wendy Measures, Barbara and John Scoffield, Stephen Scoffield, Barry Jones, Angela and Alex King, Nancy Walker, Mr and Mrs Yang, June Gillison and partner, June and Brian Hanson, Graham Ryder, Sue Woollas, Madge Stenson, Norma Sheridan, Mrs M. Fletcher, Anne Beecroft, Giselle Love, Ian and Louise Potterton, Mr and Mrs M. Ryder jnr, Helen Reeve, Georgina Baker, Joanne Canniford, Joan Pulfrey, Janet Callson, Dianne Waller, Sue Newbatt, Joan Supple, Julie King, Coleen King, Kevin King, Mr and Mrs Leonard, Neil Robinson, Denise Smith, Ian Watson, Doreen Watson, Sheila Hales, Mark and Pam Loveridge, Alison, Nigel and Laura Green, Pauline Steadman, Rebecca Reynolds, Nicola Cooke, Paul Smith, Mr and Mrs D. King, Michael King, Mr and Mrs Baker, Jean and Tony Orrey, Colin Gibson, Maureen Eales, Mary Necklen, Bill and Nancy Hempsall, Julie Fardell, Carolyn Scoffield, Anne Abbott, Bernard and Eileen Vessey, Andrew Wilkins, Dawn Thompson, Terry Yates, Adrian Dobney, Sarah Snowden, Alan and Sylvia Coldridge, David O’Keefe, Mr and Mrs O’Keefe, Simon Loveridge, Emma Brown, Mr and Mrs R. Toon, Mr and Mrs A. Parker, Mr and Mrs M. Creek, Hayley Smith, Mr and Mrs D. Baxter, Mr and Mrs J. Scoffield, Lesley, Bridget and Tracey Sterry, Lesley Giles, James and Jake Loveridge.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations for St Barnabas Hospice (Hospice at Home team), Grantham, Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie Cancer Care amount to £750.