Mrs E. Younger

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MRS Elsie Younger, of Grantham, has died in Birchwood Retirement Home, Dudley Road, Grantham. She was 89.

Born in Grantham, she was the fourth eldest of 10 children born to John and Caroline Slater.

She was educated at Spitalgate School and as a child she also attended the Salvation Army.

After leaving school she went into service as a domestic help, living in, and helping to raise a family. She later worked at the local laundry in Belton Lane.

In 1942 she married Ernest Atter and they had two sons, Trevor and Michael. Following the birth of her sons, she went back to work part-time as an office cleaner at Ruston and Hornsby and then Aveling Barford. Sadly Ernie died in 1980.

She later met James Younger, an old family friend, and they were married in 1985. They were married for over 22 years until his death in 2008.

In her earlier days she was a member of the Royal British Legion, getting involved in lots of work for charities. She was also a keen darts player in the Grantham leagues, playing for the Legion, and later on for the Spread Eagle and Grantham Electric Club, where she also enjoyed a game of bingo. Her interests at home were knitting, doing crossword puzzles and jigsaws and watching quiz shows and soaps on television.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Trevor Atter, Wendy Atter, Michael Atter, Lesley Atter, Karen Atter, Jenny Atter, Elaine Atter, Betty Atter, Tom Atter and Fred Slater.

Other mourners included: Stephen Atter, Keith Slater, Martin Smith, Linda and Norman Jackson, Pat and Bill Barker, Nick Jackson, Mr and Mrs Payne, Diane Vale, Lionel Dowsett, Jenna Vale-Brookes, Bailey Hibbitt, Beth Barnes, William Barnes, Maria Rudkin, Mrs Anderton, Mrs Watson, Mr and Mrs Willows, Mr and Mrs Vale, Audrey Darcey, Julia Swallow, Peter Clark, Joan Clark, Heather Baker, Mrs L. Hubbard, Tony and Ann Hind, Paul Vale, Mrs Peel, Mr and Mrs D. Nix, Chris Dunmore, Pat Lappage, Natalie Lee, Vanessa Kirk and Natasha Dickinson.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham. Donations were received for the Alzheimer’s Society.