Miss Joan Evelyn Hodgkin, of Alexandra Road, Grantham, has died at the home of her sister, Edna. She was 88.
Born in Grantham, she was the eldest daughter of George Henry (Harry) and Elsie Louise Hodgkin.
She was sister to Dennis Hodgkin and Edna Denny, aunt to James and David Hodgkin and Lynn Bass and Sara White.
Miss Hodgkin left school at the age of 14 and started work for the Co-operative milk delivery service. In 1941 she went to work at Liptons on the High Street and remained there for 40 years until it closed. She then worked at Catlin’s wine shop for 10 years prior to her retirement.
Her interests included old time dancing, holidays abroad, reading and watching sport on television. She was very knowledgeable about wine and advised many people.
The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Deacon Lois Bell.
Family mourners included: Edna Denny, Dennis Hodgkin and Peggy Allcock, James, Gillian and Lee Hodgkin, Lynn and Tony Bass, Nicola Smith, Sara and Paul White, Alexandra and Thomas White, David and Kathy Hodgkin.
Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs Thacker, Darren Snow, Elizabeth Weeks, Mr and Ms C. Stephens, Frank Hedley, Mr and Mrs Cooke, Rona Allinson, the Rev John and Margaret Cook, Mr and Mrs Blankley, Claude and Enid Woodcock, Edna Parkin, Stan Cuthbert, Steven and Janet Hallam, Tracey Thompson, David Thompson, Judith Gardener, Amy and Derrick Kirton, Tom and Betty Selby, Jenny Austin, Denhys Lambley, Keith Wilkinson, Jennifer Pye, Lora Allen, Nancy Whitelocks, Deacon Lois Bell, Rita and Maurice Coaten, Christine Whittle, Joan Vintner, David Whittle, Maurice Vintner, Hazel Betteridge, Barry and Lynn Selby, David Balding, Maurice and Joan Measures, Michael and Peter Townsend, and Melanie Bloodworth.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for Skillington Methodist Church and St Barnabas Hospice, Grantham.