Mrs V. M. Geeson

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MRS Viola Mary Geeson, of Water Lane, South Witham, has died at home. She was 98.

She was born in Grantham, and her father, Mr P. Grant worked at the main Post Office. Her mother died during the flu epidemic of 1918. Her step-mother was a cello player and played at picture houses in Grantham.

Mrs Geeson taught at Eaton Socan School, Cambridgeshire, and she also did secretarial work at Geeson Brothers Motor Business until her two children, Robert and Janet were born.

She was a life member of the Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation. Mrs Geeson also enjoyed family holidays to their chalet in Mablethorpe, and keeping in touch with school friends.

The Rev T. Broadbent conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Robert, Elizabeth, James, Dr J. A. Houghton, Nicole and Emma.

Other mourners included: Janet Toole, John Keech, Jennifer Keech, Ron Kettle, Albert and Margaret White, Judy and David Strawson, Mr and Mrs Ball, Carol Howitt and Martin Howitt, Trevor Selby, Yvonne Coleman, Christine Harris, Sandra Jacklin, Robert and Ann Powell, Keith Harrison, Mr and Mrs Turner, Jenny Geeson, Marlene and Gerald Dickinson, Fred Lawson, Angie and Alan Cox, Sunil Silva, Gordon and Eileen Mottershaw, Brian Jenkins, Mr and Mrs Dexter, Jean Tring, Sarah Sawer, Susan Ackroyd, Charlie Pell, John and Josephine Hill, Michael and Anita Hill, Nancy Whitelocks, Jane Phillips, Janie Clarke, Anne Burrows, Christine Armstrong, Sue Clift, Sean Phillips, David Pell, Betty Pell, Carole Pell, Mr and Mrs K. Goodliffe, Katherine Thomas, Carol and Alan Pollard, Beryl Dickinson, Gwen and Denis Peasgood, Mr and Mrs G. West, Ted Dickinson, Prue Chandler, Frank Winfield, Michelle White, Mr Broome, Susan Bukraba, Mr and Mrs S. Harrison, Graham and Maureen Dawson, Mr and Mrs J. Dexter, Mr H. Dickinson and Mrs P. Dedynski.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for North Witham Church.