Mrs J. S. Hammond

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MRS June Sheila Hammond, of Hall Close, Ropsley, has died in St Edmunds Nursing Home, Worcester Road, Grantham. She was 74.

Mrs Hammond was born in August 1936, in Shirebrook, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The family moved to Grantham when she was a young child.

She was married to Derrick for 46 years and she also leaves a sister, Josie and brother, Barry.

On leaving school she worked at Aveling Barford, before going to work in the Knight’s family grocery business. After moving to Ropsley, she ran the village shop for them until taking on the business herself. In the evenings she worked as a cleaner at The Maltings Dentice Practice until her retirement.

Mrs Hammond enjoyed music, watching television and attending country music shows with her husband.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service in St Peter’s Church, Ropsley. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Family mourners included: Derrick Hammond, Josie and Vic Gregory, Barry and Ann Pickett, Colin and Shirley Hammond, Mavis Exton, Celia and Bunt Kelham, Sarah Kelham, Sue Kelham, Scott Boryszczuk, Sue and Jim Hammond, Reg Hammond, Joyce and Mick Harrison, Penny Truesdale, Trevor Hammond, Rowena Clark, Chris and Claire Bentley, Laura Pickett, Rachel and Matt Johnson and Val Pickett.

Other mourners included: David Doughty, Pat Watson, Peggy Munton, Margaret Lamyman, Andrew Vince, Ann and Nev Smith, Margaret Freeston, Linda Roslin, Doreen Creasey, Dorothy Maples, Edwin Crow, Barbara Buckland, Jean and Paul Skerritt, John and Pat Gascoyne, Harold Martin, Eddie and Bertha Plant, Jean Moor, Mrs B. Dowse, Mrs J. Jones, Mrs K. Crawford, Mr R. Hempsall, Barry Buxton, Mr and Mrs Godson, Cliff Robinson, Hilary Grummitt, John Creasey, Mr Welbourne, Mr and Mrs G. Knight, Mr and Mrs Mitchell, Mr B. Read, Mrs France, Geraldine Charles and Danny Charles.

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

Donations were received for St Edmunds Nursing Home, Grantham.