Mrs R Walton

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MRS Ruth Walton, formerly of Ancaster and Sudbrook, has died at Harrowby Lodge. She was 89.

Born in London, she lived most of her life in Ancaster and Sudbrook until she moved to Roxham Hall in 2007, before transferring to Harrowby Lodge three weeks before her death.

She married John Henry Hopkins and had two children, Ann and John. Mr Henry died in 1978 and she married Len Walton in 1986. He died in 2002.

An energetci person, who loved a “tipple” of sherry, she was Wilsford and Ancaster Youth Club leader in the 1970s, warden at Angel Court, Ancaster, from 1974 to 1990 and then retired in Sudbrook.

The funeral service was held at St Martin’s Church, Ancaster.

Family mourners included: Ann Coaker, Brian and Gwyn Coaker, David and Rita Coaker, John and Jeana Hopkins, Gary Hopkins, Alison Dudley, Helen Hopkins, Simon Hopkins, Becki Rayner, John and Jean Farish, Les and Barbara Walton, Ben Walton, Sue and Les Walton, Tina Walton, Emma McMullan, Mic and Sue Walton, Trevor Walton, Rebecca Magan, Kiera Maksymiw-Magan and Tazmyn-Jade Maksymiw-Magan.

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