Obituary: Mrs Pauline Margaret Cotton

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Mrs Pauline Margaret Cotton, of The Hawthorns, Allington, has died in Welbourn Hall Nursing Home, Welbourn. She was 81.

Born in Birmingham, she was the only child of Mr and Mrs Betteridge.

In 1955 she married Ron Cotton. They had two children, Andrew and Lorraine and the family lived in Great Barr, Birmingham for 11 years. They then moved to Shirley, Solihull, where they stayed for 32 years until their move to Allington in 2003.

Mrs Cotton is survived by her husband, son Andrew, daughter Lorraine, son-in-law Dean and grandson, Danny.

During her working life Mrs Cotton had worked as a shorthand typist and was promoted to personal secretary to the managing director at GEC, Birmingham.

She loved all types of dancing and it was while attending a dance in 1952, that she met Ron.

Mrs Cotton also enjoyed caravanning and had toured all over England and the Continent.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Sheila Finch.

Family mourners included: Mr R. Cotton, Lorraine and Dean, Andrew Cotton, Edna Harris, Annette Holliday, Alan Cotton, Betty Cotton, Nicola Cotton, Neil Cotton, Mark Cooper, Tina Cooper, Marjorie Dring, William Dring, Steven Lucas, Kandy Lucas, Tracy Lucas, Paul Dring, David Cotton, and Pauline Cotton.

Other mourners included: Mr J. Parker, Tim Bray, Stuart Smith, Christine Smith, Jean Allen, Brian Allen, David Guy, Tony Moon, Julie Moon, David Wass, Betty Wass, Barry Upton, Jenny Upton, Lionel Drage, Sylvia Drage, Daniel Drage, Lynne Taylor, Graham Tucker, Jim Steele and Carol Steele.

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