Mrs R. V. Kelly

MRS Rosina Violet Kelly (Rose), has died at home. She was 88.

Born in Euston, she was the youngest of two children. When she was young the family moved to Burnt Oak, Barnet, London, where she attended school.

During the Second World War she worked as a clippie on the London buses. Later she worked in an ice-cream kiosk in Westgate on Sea.

The family then moved back to Burnt Oak, where Rose worked in a cafe with her friend Elsie.

Mrs Kelly’s husband died 27 years ago and some time after she decided to move to Bottesford, to be near to her friend Elsie, who had moved to be near family.

Once in Bottesford she made many friends and joined in village life. She attended the Women’s Fellowship, the U3A, keep fit class at the Methodist Church and she was a member of the Women’s Institute. It was these friends and her neighbours who supported her during her illness.

Judith Wells conducted a committal service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel. A service to celebrate her life followed at St Mary’s Church, Bottesford.

Family mourners included: Les and Carol Kelly, Steven and Sharon, six great-grandchildren and relatives and friends from London.

Other mourners included: Christine Smith, Chris and Ian Garden, Rose and Kelly Whetton, Nigel Smith, Madeleine Oakden and John and Cynthia Prater, Glenys Bradshaw, Sue Dunsmore, Mary Taylor, Terence Marriott, Margaret Waudby, Nicola Moxham, Margaret Metcalfe, Carol Waldon, Barbara and Neville Sharp, David, Claire and Emma Perkins, Yolande and Brian Honey, Marion Orr, Lyn Reason, Muriel Martin, Anne Reek, Margaret Millington, Angela Kapellar, Helen Baker, Edna Taylor, Glenys and Melvin Claricoats, Marion and Bob Cole, Peter and Elaine Holmes, Ivy McElroy, Gerald and June Pedge, Mr and Mrs R. Rogers, Ricky Fenton, Winifred McShane, Maureen Doyle, Roberta Hutchinson, Viv Kennedy, Alison Pike, Jean and Arthur Gamble, Joan Peach, Florence Pritchett, Peggy Topps, Judy Simpson, Derek Collett and Malcolm Owen.

Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.

Donations for Marie Curie Cancer Care amount to £272.02.