Mrs Dickie Brown, of Wyville, has died at home. She was 98.
She was born in Lincoln, to parents James and Jessie Hill. She had a brother, Ken and sister, Joan.
She was educated at St Joseph’s Convent School in Lincoln.
In 1950 she married Arnaud in Lincoln. They moved to Wyville in 1954, where she took an active part in village life.
Her husband has predeceased her.
At the outbreak of the Second World War she volunteered for the Land Army. After the war she went to Wisley, to train as an horticulturist.
She also spent time as a doctor’s receptionist in Woolsthorpe by Belvoir.
Mrs Brown enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, and brushing up her French. She was an assistant at the Red Cross tea bar for many years. She was also a keen member of the WI and had previously been secretary of the PCC and village hall committee.
Mrs Brown loved spending time with her family and friends.
The funeral service was held at St Catherine’s Church, Wyville, conducted by Lesley Devine. Cremation followed in Grantham.
Family mourners included: Jamie and Mel Brown, Belinda Galsworthy, Victoria Galsworthy, Meggie Galsworthy, Emma Smith, Amanda Brown, Jennifer Smith, Elena Relph and Isaac Relph.
Other mourners included: Sally Weston, Betty Madge, David Madge, Simone Clarke, Maureen Hallam, Margaret Ashley, Michelle Ward, Helen Willey, Marion Webb, Scott and Sue Pacey, Lucy Wells-Cole, Richard Wells-Cole, Paul Smith, David and Linda Hoyes, David and Kathy Orrey, Hazel Grinter, Mary Blackbourn, Audrey Corr, Rani Chohan, Barbara Taylor, Linda Barber, Tim Hall-Wilson, Simon Allam, the Rev Keith Hanson, Clive Warren, Hazel Faichnie, David Mitchell, Peter and Sally Dunlop, Hilary and Malise Westropp, Lady Le Marchant, Richard Weston, Patricia Philpott, Denise Holt, Sandra Barthorpe, Mary Necklen (Red Cross tea bar), Philippa Woodcock, Thomas Druse, Alan and Sue Stennett, Louise Dickinson, Jackie Milnes, Peter Dale, Janie Wells-Cole, Elizabeth Harper, Andrew Hammond, Pauline and Denhys Lambley, Jeanette Barker, Keith and Jill Hiley, Tom Dickinson, Andrew Watt, Liz Neeves, Dr Michael Nassim, Delia Nassim, Harriet Hanmer, Christine Wright (Red Cross tea bar), Nick and Sandra Kurth, Claire Le Marchant, Farah Larnauti, Gill, John and Kelly Hoyes, Ann Mee, Simon Mee, Tim and Caroline Wells-Cole, Isabel and Chris Burford, and Celia and Ian Wright.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham. Donations were received for Macmillan Cancer Support.