Mrs V. M. Hadlow

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MRS Vera May Hadlow, of Bottesford, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. She was 79.

Born in May 1932 in Normanton, near Bottesford, she was the daughter of Frank and Edith Skinner. She had a sister, Christine (Taylor) and a brother, Peter.

Vera attended school in Bottesford, walking there and back each day.

After school she worked at Henry Bell glue factory in Grantham, travelling by train, and it was on one of these daily journeys that she met Bernard Hadlow or Bun as she referred to him. They were married in September 1950, living with her parents in Normanton.

Their son Peter was first born, followed by Michael and Christopher and then Helen. The family had by this time moved into their own house in Bottesford.

Mrs Hadlow enjoyed gardening and watching and painting wildlife in her garden and also in Norfolk.

She enjoyed the company of her children and their friends and later her nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Judith Wells.

Family mourners included: Peter and Nikki Hadlow, Michael Hadlow, Vivien Hadlow, Christopher Hadlow, Koren Mills, Helen, Richard, Benjamin and Melissa Tilley, Christine Hadlow, Tamsin Hadlow, Alex Hadlow, Dave Hadlow and Kate Young, Ashleigh and Cassie Hadlow, Marcus Hadlow, Joshua Hadlow, Shelby Hadlow, Christine Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Ann and George Barrett, Francis Scott, Yvonne Short, Kathy Hadlow, Clare Hadlow, Richard Hadlow, and Angela Wallhead.

Other mourners included: June and John Main, Betty Topps and Michelle Topps, Pauline and Joey Taylor, John, Sue and Gill Ball, Meggie Taylor, and Joyce and John Simpkin.

Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.

Donations for Help for Heroes amount to £140.50 to date.