Mrs Kathleen Mary Hughes, of Hazelwood Drive, Grantham, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. She was 79.
Mrs Hughes was born in Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales.
She met Alec at school in 1949, and went on to study at Cardiff University, where she obtained a degree in chemistry and biology.
In 1956 she married Alec and they enjoyed an Army life together, before moving to Hong Kong for three years.
After her children were born she returned to teaching and moved from secondary to primary teaching, finishing her career as the headteacher at Harrowby Infant School.
Her main interest was her family. She was a wonderful, loving wife and mother, supporting her five grandchildren whenever she could.
Mrs Hughes enjoyed singing with Grantham Choral Society, recently singing The Messiah at St Wulfram’s Church, where she was a very committed church member.
The funeral service was held at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, conducted by the Rev John Smith. Cremation followed.
Family mourners included: Alec Hughes, David Hughes, Kathryn Korcz, Elaine Hughes, Jenny Hughes, Philippa Hughes, Stephen Korcz, Jonathan Korcz, Daniel Korcz, Hannah Korcz, Mary Korcz, Tom Scarpa, Laura Dowsing, Rose Reynolds, Alberto Scarpa, Cecilia Scarpa, Ruby Evans, Mary Evans, Elinor Evans, Paul King and Elizabeth King.
Other mourners included: Ann Lee, Joan Bowes, Eileen Hardcastle, Judy Hadleigh, Val York, Anne and Mike Parker, Michael Brookes, Sandra Rosling, Angela Browne, Janet and Ray Staples, Esme Sutton, Beverley Myers, Julie Meredith, Marion and Harry Green, Dr Lee, Janice Webb, Liz Woods, Gill Charles, Pat Watson, Ian Stewart, Sue and Roy Wileman, Dorothy Denham, Brian Stagg, Elaine Chambers, Chris Walker, Judith Muskett, June Bennett, Elizabeth Bennett, Alan Green, Joyce Simpson, Margaret Newton, Veronica Phillips, Doris Speakman, Brenda Kay, Kate Ellerby, Margaret Phillips, Marion Bakker, Michael and Linda Basford, Hannah and Heather Setchfield, David Jarrett, Susan Stagg, Tom Brooks, Marlene Bean, Sheila Marshall, B. Gilbert and M. Mayer, Mr and Mrs A. Needle, Jo Green, Emma McCrea, Mr and Mrs A. Mason, David and Ursula Brown, Patricia Chatburn, Gwen Ward, Berry Fernyhough, Sue Redmile, Julia Purchase, Joy Fullick, Paul and Ray Davie, Julie White, Bob Jeffreys, Philip Lank, Angela Sanders, Nicholas Kerry, Roger York, Jack O’Dell, the Rev Jill Potts, June Rowland, Mr and Mrs R. Hill, Margaret Lucas, Mrs K. Baines and Elizabeth Finn.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for St Wulfram’s Spire Appeal.