Mrs R. J. Foster

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MRS Rita Joyce Foster, of Goodliff Road, Grantham, has died at home. She was 89.

She was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

A widow, Mrs Foster leaves eight children, 31 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, along with many friends and acquaintances.

She started work as a secretary. After her marriage she became a housewife and then raised her children, before returning to work. She had various jobs, including working at PAS and lastly cleaning, before taking retirement.

Mrs Foster loved crocheting, knitting, doing jigsaw puzzles and puzzle books, reading and watching westerns on the television.

The Rev John Bruce conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Roy and Janet Foster, Linda and Eric Gatehouse, Don and Marie Foster, Bessie Gisbourne, Gina Foster, Michelle Mason, Michael Scoley, Terisa Martin, Craig and Nichola Foster, Roger Foster, Sean Fixter, Karen Foster and Grace, Rhyan Scoley, Catherine and David Keirle, Tina and Percy Moules, Helen Jackson, Tracy Gidlow, Chrissie Stothard, Graham Foster and partner, Tammy Eldrid, Alan Foster, Gavin Foster, Deearna Mason and partner, Cherina Mason and partner, Madison and Haiden Foster, Terriann Foster and Denise Eldred.

Other mourners included: Simon Sackey, Molly Parker, Bob Parker, David Crossland, Ben Smith, Michelle Newman, Jessica Newman, Nicole Newman, Julie Eldrid, Andrew Eldrid, Whitney Eldrid, Pamela Eldrid, Patricia Edwards, Irene Gadsby and Mrs Hagues.

Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, Bridge End Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care.