MRS Sheila Mary Watchorn (nee Kemp), late of Bottesford and Granby, has died in Beauvale Residental Home, Bingham. She was 82.
Born in Cropwell Bishop, she attended school in the village and despite ill health, she had a happy childhood.
On leaving school she worked as a seamstress at Griffin and Spalding in Nottingham. During this time she met Alan and they were married in 1952. They made their first home in Plungar, before moving to Granby. Their son, David, was born in 1954, but sadly he died of meningitis in 1967.
While at Granby, Mrs Watchorn was a valued member of the Chapel, helping with the Sunday School. She was also a member of both the WI and Thursday Club and enjoyed flower arranging.
Later she and her husband made their home in Bottesford, where she continued to be an active member of village organisations and made new friends there.
The couple both moved to Beauvale Residential Home, and it was there that her husband predeceased her in December 2011.
A committal service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, followed by a service at Bottesford Methodist Church. Both services were conducted by the Rev Richard Tanner.
Family mourners included: Richard, Julia and James Watchorn, and Marilyn and Eric Ansty.
Other mourners included: Jean Culpin, Mr and Mrs R. Wilkinson, Andrew Wilkinson and Jennifer Machin, Pamela Harrison, Norman Wilkinson, Claude and Margaret Watchorn, Liz Wood, Alan Gough, Norman Staples, Joy and John Simpson, Doug Welbourn, Gill Farmer, Mr and Mrs Sansome, Iris Miller, Mary Moulds, George Greenhalgh, Rose Mary Greenhalgh, Peter Cordery, Ann Cordery, Lyn Reason, Glenys Claricoats, Pamela Wilson, Harry and Margaret Barnes, Jimmy Hubbard, Jean Moulds, Brenda Preece, Herbert Plummer, Ann Garratt, Margaret Waudby, John and Dorothy Flintham, and Helen Taylor.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.
Donations for Dove Cottage Day Hospice amount to £164 to date.