Obituary: Mrs O. Grant

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Mrs Olive Grant, of The Dovecotes, Dry Doddington, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 87.

Born in Claypole, to Gladys and John Dixon, she was the second eldest of seven children.

She met her future husband, William, when she was 17. They had four children, 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs Grant spent her early working life on the land. In later years she worked on a market stall and then at Caythorpe College, in the nurseries.

Her interests included bingo, whist drives, puzzle books and crossword puzzles. She also loved to holiday in Ingamells.

The Rev Stella Langton-Davies conducted the funeral service at St James’s Church, Dry Doddington. Burial followed in Westborough churchyard.

Family mourners included: Barry and Sandy Dixon, Dorothy Durham, Gary Dixon and Jackie Wagstaff, Malcolm Dixon and Tina Dawson, Terry and Natalie Dixon, David and Judy Durham, Linda and Andy Goswell, Melanie and Mark Parsons, Paula and David Walker, Jason Dixon and Courtney Smith, Simon Dixon and Jacqui Brickles, Dale and Nikki Dixon, Luke and Gemma Pick, Amanda Watson, Emma Dixon, Robert Dixon, Neil Lane, Mark Dixon, Kyle, Callum and Zachary Durham, Natalie, Holly and Robert Durham, Amy, Jade and Kane Goswell, Joshua Dixon, and James Abrahams.

Other mourners included: Jeff and Pauline Flowers, David Hudson, Jenny Walton, Graham Mackinder, Richard and Lynda Loynes, Mike and Gerda Hine, Andrew Summerfield, Mick and Judy Grummitt, Martin Dixon, Janet Dixon, Kate Dixon, Barbara Cooper, Mr and Mrs Payne, Julie and Alan Summerfield, Kylie and Fiona Walker, Mrs Hinchley, Mrs Todd, Mr and Mrs J. Dawson, Mr and Mrs E. Bailey, Mr and Mrs D. Hewitt, Jane Roscoe, James Briggs, Margaret Dixon, Penny Rhodes, Margaret Holmes, Martin and Rene Stanger, Mandy Reed, Barbara Kirk, Kevin Dixon, Ian Carter, Christine Carter, Mark Carter, Lorraine and Derek Yates, Trevor and Helen Smith, Sheila Doll, Victor and Betty Kerr, Richard and Mary Summerfield, Peter and Maureen Summerfield, David and Janet Summerfield, Chris and Janet Robb, Leigh Dixon, Graham Wiles, Caroline Topley, Mr and Mrs Sheardown, Trevor Fox, Lisa Fox, Graham Spicer, Henry and Meg Johnson, Jean Flowers, Rob Hudson, John and Jean Mayhew, Helen Segarty, Sheila Dixon, Pauline Dixon, Mr and Mrs K. Renshaw, Edgar Dixon, David and Julia Frampton, Rita Nullis, Ann and Tony Duffy, Tracey Marsh, Julie Dixon, Karl Watson, Carly Anne Kettle, Sheila Tully, Jay Fox, Alex Maniurka and Erica Hine.

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

Donations were received for St Jame’s Church, Dry Doddington and the RSPCA.