Obituary: Mrs Rose Ada Smith

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Mrs Rose Ada Smith, of Church View, Great Gonerby, has died in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. She was 91.

Born in Syston, she spent her early years in Marston.

When she was four years old her mother died and she was brought up by her father John Russell. She had one brother, John, who has predeceased her.

Mrs Smith worked at Kerrs Farm, where she met her future husband Norman. She spent most of her married life in Great Gonerby and they had three children, Michael, Ronald and Janet. She has nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Over the years she had many interests including knitting, making tapestries, bingo, whist, outings and many holidays in the UK.

Mrs Smith loved to spend time with her family and many friends.

The Rev Ian Mason conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Mr and Mrs M. Smith, Mr and Mrs R. Smith, Mr and Mrs G. Burton, Stephen Smith, Tracey Smith, Daniel Smith, Mr and Mrs D. Moore, Mr and Mrs A. Smith, Daniel Smith and Simon Smith.

Other mourners included: Barbara Smith, Mr and Mrs L. Smith, Mr T. Smith, Miss V. Smith, Miss C. Smith, Miss V. Watmore, Miss R. Watmore, Mick Key, Lee Garratt, Emma Paling, Mr and Mrs R. Vaughan, Rodney Beck, Roy Botherway, Mr W. G. Shelton, Peter Shelton, Mr and Mrs Lehair, Jayne Jones, Kath Goodge, Doreen Griffen, Eileen Wakefield, Joyce Moyses, Mr and Mrs A. Moore, Yvonne Williamson, Mabel Lane, May Hall, Mrs M. Shingler, Colin Doughty, Mrs M. Dobie, Brian Marston, Francis Benbridge, David and Sheila Ward, Sheila Davis, Judy Massingham, Alan Vessey, Ann Osbourn, Marion Vessey, Mr and Mrs I. Money, Doreen Godson, Jean Ellerby, George and Win Basford, Ralph Critchley, Jo Kyte, Harvey and Allison Loynes, Janine and Linda Key, Mary Bowden, Tim and Chris Harris, Abi Williamson, Peter and Nadine Peatman, Mr and Mrs L. Holland, Philip and Pat Sentence, Mr and Mrs L. Gibson, the Rev Tony Pick (Methodist Church), George and Rose O’Conner, Pat Lehair, Sandra Wayne, Maureen Sharp, Jim and Ros Horner, Mick and Ann Durrands, George Ford, Ian Bullock, Kate Tomlin, Timothy Gray, Mrs J. Whelehan, and Mrs J. Roe.

Funeral arrangements were by Geesons Funeral Directors, Westgate, Grantham.

Donations for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance amount to £820.96 to date.