Mrs E. M. Rooks

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MRS Edna Mary Rooks, of Riverside, Welham Street, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 77.

She was born in Repton, Derbyshire, the daughter of Caroline and Dennis Hogan. She had a younger brother, John, who predeceased her in April 2011.

Mrs Rooks was the mother of Carol, Maria, Sandra and Wendy, grandmother of Ali, Hamid, Mohsen, Mohammad, Ben and Sam and great-grandma to Zainab. During her working life she had been bar manageress at a club in Old Dalby and had done bar work in Long Bennington. She had also worked in the kitchens and on the counter at ‘Tony’s Caff’, Gonerby Moor.

Mrs Rooks enjoyed meeting for dinner, bingo and chats twice a week at Riverside Community Centre. She also liked knitting, visiting Scotland to stay with her daughter, Maria, and going on holiday to Cyprus, with her daughter, Carol.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev June Rowland.

Family mourners included: Carol Liveras, Maria Walker, Andrew Yates, Mr and Mrs H. Booali, Mohsen Booali, Mohammad Booali, Ben Walker, Sam Walker, Rita Hogan, Wendy Crowhurst, Stephen Barker, Rachel Rooks and Chris.

Other mourners included: Mick and Linda Hatcher, Debbie Hatcher, Nick Stephenson, Heather Bates, Edward Bates, Norman Walker, Kathy and David Gadd, Elsie Clark, Nancy M, Rachel Liveras-Pedrithes, Lisa Liveras-Lister, Tracey Liveras, Eileen Liveras, Mr and Mrs R. Booali, Louise Leeson, Jim Baxter, Gillian Baxter, Melanie Williams, Anne Rhodes, Sally Farmsworth, Jean Shores, Edwina Male, Victor and Lisa Roberts, Mr and Mrs Carroll, Mr and Mrs Sacker, Martin Allen, Dick and Joyce Allen, Mr and Mrs M. Bates, Mrs Chambers, Sue and Bob Payne, Sally and Anne Farnsworth and Graham and Linda Kempster.

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

Donations were for Cancer Research UK.