Obituary: Mr Stephen Henry Taylor

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Mr Stephen Henry Taylor, of The Chase, Ropsley, has died at home. He was 87.

Born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, he was the son of Claude and Grace Taylor and brother of Richard and David.

Mr Taylor was a teacher and had worked at Ropsley C of E School, and Corby Glen School. He had headships at Hoveringham C of E School and, finally, Kneesall Primary School, Nottinghamshire.

Mr Taylor’s interests included fishing, crossword puzzles, reading, family and chapel.

The Rev John Dyson conducted the funeral service at Wharf Road Baptist Church, Grantham. Burial took place in Ropsley cemetery.

Family mourners included: Kathleen Taylor, Sandra Pocock, Julia Corme, Suzanne Hardy, Kelly McDonald, Stephen Pocock, Claire Handly, David Hardy and Mark Handley. Sarah Wilson, Richard Pocock, Joshua Featherstone, Samuel Featherstone, Jonathan Pocock, Joseph Hardy, Julia McDonald, Heather Pocock and Richard Wilson.

Other mourners included: John Sharpe, Barbara Buckland, Richard Preece, Allen and Barbara Limb, Paul Sentance, James Lower, Ron and Janet Jones, Betty and Bob Chisholm, Janice Balderson, Jeanette Wright, David Stimpson, Joan Hayes, Tom Codd, Mike Doyle, Andy Goswell, Sarah Sheardown, Margaret and David Bend, Ian Moreton, Anne Marshall, Margaret and Michael Lyon, Paddie Joynes, Kenneth Mann, Ian and Jenny Tivey, Nancy and Brian Greasley, Neil Harvey, Mr Wellbourne, Rachael Marshall, Brian Deptford, Gay and Peter Ellis, Hilary Dyson, the Rev John Dyson, Sue Clarke, Barrie Clarke, David Lynn, Joy and Keith Moyes, Kathleen Johnson, David Holmes, Alan Jackson, Maurice Sentence, Mr and Mrs Stretton, George and Pat Willows, Jill and David Buxton, Barbara Pick, Cal Rowson, Betty Newton, John Lukehurst and Marguerite, Lorna Berry, Josie Headland, Brigid Headland, Sally Walddridge, Bill Marshall, John, Amanda and Rebecca Barnard, Steve Hopkins and Gemma Baily.

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

Donations were received for the Baptist Chapel and Ropsley School.