Mrs Brenda Parsons, of Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 79.
Born in Ancaster, she was the youngest of two sisters.
She was educated at Sleaford Girls’ High School and Grantham College.
In 1958 she married Maurice Parsons. They had two daughters, Claire and Joanne. She also has two grandchildren, Heidi-Louise and Lukas.
Mrs Parsons was widowed in November 2001.
She started work as a secretary at Duncan and Topliss, later becoming a medical secretary at Grantham Hospital in the mid 1970s. She joined St Peter’s Hill Surgery as practice manager in 1983, where she remained until her retirement in 1999.
Mrs Parsons enjoyed travelling, both in the UK and overseas. She was a volunteer for the National Trust at Belton House.
She liked gardening and also spending time with her grandchildren. A constant lover of animals, she was devoted to her golden retriever, Phebe.
The Rev Chris Boland conducted the funeral service at St John’s Church, Manthorpe. Burial followed in the churchyard.
Family mourners included: Claire Downey, Andrew Downey, Joanne Roberts, Klaus Roberts, Heidi-Louise Roberts, Lukas Roberts, Yvonne Porter, Howard Porter, David Porter and Gill Porter.
Other mourners included: Barbara Guymer, Brian and Judy Hickingbotham, Anne Truman, Jacqui Myers, Edna and John Exton, John and Vera Callow, Sue Singleton, Frank and Vilma Bachelor, Michael and Mavis Parker, Wendy Johnston, Mary Baker, Linda Dodd, Wendy Measures, John Ferguson, Sally Hawkins, June Willmer, David Lloyd, Joy Gibbard, Sheila Marshall, Helen Marshall, Mrs Roberts, John Roberts, Ann and Michael Cooper, Jean Woods, Diane Woods, Kathleen Gostick, Kathryn Downing, Leata Mole, Dreda Came, John Came, Margaret Slater, Jackie Birch, John Parsons, Maureen Mattison, and Linda Thomas.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the Myeloma Fund at Nottingahm City Hospital.