MRS Janet Olive Carter, has died in Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. She was 74.
Born in Eaton, she was the daughter of Tom and Floss Hodgson and sister to Maureen.
She attended Eaton Primary School, followed by the Sarson Secondary Modern School for Girls in Melton Mowbray and for most of her life she lived in the village.
In the early 1950s she met Roger and they were married in Eaton Church in 1958. They had a son, Kevin, and daughters, Sally and Helen, followed later by grandchildren, Daniel, Luke, Amy, Emma and William.
After leaving school, she worked as a clerk at the Ironstone Works in Eaton. In the 1960s and ‘70s she helped her parents run the Castle Inn at Eaton and also The Red Lion in Stathern. During this time she enjoyed organising and catering for various events and raising money for various charities.
Mrs Carter then had several jobs which included being a school dinner lady at Eaton Primary School; a dairy worker at Long Clawson Dairy and a Home Help in the Vale of Belvoir. She also worked for Mr and Mrs P. Willet and finally Mr and Mrs B. Herbert.
Her interests included knitting, sewing and flower arranging. She played skittles for the local team which she captained for many years and she was a founder member of the Melton and District Ladies Skittle League.
The funeral service was held at St Deny’s Church, Eaton, conducted by the Rev Beverley Start and the Rev Sue Bradley. Burial followed in the village cemetery.
Family mourners included: Roger Carter, Kevin Carter, Elizabeth Carter, Sally Bettley, Les Bettley, Helen Jackson, Gordon Jackson, Daniel Smith, Luke Smith, Emily Evans, Amy Jackson, Emma Jackson, William Carter, Maureen Shields, Gordon Shields, Christine Kemp, Keith Kemp, Simon Kemp, Julie Dakin, Gavin Shields, Kelly Dakin, Margaret Hodgson and Keith Fowles.
Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs C. Carter, Anne Whittaker, Audrey and Brian Walker, Joy, Eleanor, Jackie, Julie and Cherry (Long Clawson Medical Practice), S. Ellingworth, T. A. Ellingworth, Paula Wright, Phyllis and Mandy Handley, Kerry Parker, Gerald Christian, Bernard and Wendy Harrison, Sam and Miranda Willder, Donald Booth, Denise Partridge, Alison Topley, Jane Sharp, Jeff Ellingworth, Susan Peters, Megan Connors, Sharon Connors, Hannah Taylor, Jill and Dave Taylor, Mr and Mrs A. Canham, Keith and Mandy Oliver, Karen Robinson, Denise Bond, Dennis and Viv Hopkinson, Roger Conie and Beryl Wilson, Mr and Mrs D. Roberts, Mr and Mrs G. Cavil, Gordon and Kareen Jackson, Cheryl and Eve Proctor, Rosie Williamson, Jessica Williamson, Pauline Benton, Sheena Rooke, Win and Peter Hackett, Roger and Polly Wyles, B. Janney, Mr and Mrs G. Spence, Brian and Anita Herbert, Mr J. Pick, Mrs B. Pick, Gerald and June Pedge, Helen Ablewhite, Antony Ablewhite, Kenneth Ablewhite, Wendy and Richard Elliott, David Fairclough, Janetta Fairclough, Julie Baker, Lorna and Joe Buhagiar, Tom and Lesley Devine, Kelly, Tim and Rosie Burrows, Diane Burrows, Jacqui Meakin and Marcus Hardy, Tony Allen, Andrea Wright, Scott Wright, Bernard and Rita Whiting, Barbara Lawry, Pam Edmundson and Derek, Roger and Rosemary Jarman, Phillipa Varnam, Laura McInerney, Li Yu, Shirley Murdock, Nina, Darren and Mark Toomey, Arleen Dei, Tom King, Sandra and Samantha, Keith and June Palmer, Mrs M. Goodacre, Janice and Graham Parkes, Sue and Bill Day, Sarah Wilson, Sue Durrance and Peter Wilson, Rex and Val Oswin, Tony and Barbara King, Sally Hudson, Gill Toolan and David Wilson, Blanche Hubbard, Colin and Olive Britton, Paul Ellingworth, Judith and Arthur West, Ralph Cooke, Mr and Mrs P. Canham, Harold Cramp, Stephen Hunt, R. Braisby, L. Darby, Michael Winston, Sheila Coleman, Peter and Pam Jackson. Linda Winston, Karen Jackson, Maureen Davis, Jean and Don Shields, Glenda Howarth, Stephanie Janney, Barney Kettel, Mr P. Willet, Mr and Mrs Tony King, Mr B. Panczak, Mrs P. Stapleford, Mr and Mrs Bradley, John and Janet Evans, Gary Tems, Mr Stanley and Cindy Lovely.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.
Donations to be divided between Long Clawson Medical Centre and the Coronary Care Unit, Glenfield Hospital, amount to £575.59 to date.