Miss D. E. Gadd

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MISS Doris Eva Gadd, of Church View, Great Gonerby, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 89.

She was born at Clay Dyke Farm, Amber Hill, near Boston, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Herbert and Ivy Gadd, and the eldest of six boys and six girls.

Miss Gadd is predeceased by her sister, Audrey and brothers, Jim, Geoff and Len.

She attended Amber Hill School until the age of 14, then worked on the family farm and helped to look after the family.

In 1942 the family moved to Gonerby Grange Farm and after the death of her father in 1953, she took on many of his roles, such as delivering churns of milk to the Co-op Dairy in Bridge End Road and free range eggs to customers.

In her teenage years she cycled seven miles to Boston, to attend classes in cookery and dressmaking. She was a very good cook.

In later life she enjoyed gardening and visiting National Trust properties.

The Rev Peter Hopkins conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Muriel Harrison, Joyce Bundy, Gwen Gadd, Dick and Jenny Gadd, John and Val Gadd, Hazel and John Burnett, Bob and Jenny Gadd, Anne Harrison, Alan and Janet East, Julie Smith, Mark Mumby, David Gadd, Philip Gadd, Sharon Bowers, Martin and Jo Gadd, Louise Gadd, Joanna and Matthew Durrands, James and Joanna Gadd, Sue and Nigel Venables and Rodney and Elizabeth Gadd.

Other mourners included: Sheila Furniss, Pauline Coverley, Jennifer Reid, Vic and Dot Charlesworth, Pat Bird, Diane Chambers, Tom Bailey, Ken Fletcher, Mr A. Lehair, Gloria Keasley, Mr and Mrs T. Eldred, Christine Pridmore, Shirley Leverett, Gloria and Ian Topps, Sue and Roy Done, Doris Wright, Val Pearson, Miles Hardy, Ernie Farrow, Jeff Thompson, Rosemary Caunt, Iris Hall, Andrew and Carol Hillier and Nadine and Peter Peatman.

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

Donations were received for Grantham Talking Newspaper for the Blind.