Obituary: Mr Charles Robert Mapletoft

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Mr Charles Robert Mapletoft (Bob), of Thistleton Lane, South Witham, has died at home. He was 77.

Born in Braceborough, Lincolnshire, he was the son of the late Rose and William Mapletoft and one of three brothers and two sisters.

In July 1959 he married Pauline.

He leaves his wife, three sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr Mapletoft had a varied working life. He had been a farm labourer; worked in a quarry, and was highways maintenance foreman at Gallifords for 28 years, retiring at the age of 59 due to ill health.

He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Rev Tom Broadbent conducted the funeral service at St John the Baptist Church, South Witham. Burial followed in South Witham cemetery.

Family mourners included: Pauline Mapletoft, Julia Mapletoft, Robert (Steve) Mapletoft, Maggie Mapletoft, Wendy and John Harrison, Adrian and Siriwan Mapletoft, Joan Woolley, George and Violet Mapletoft, Steve and Liz Mapletoft, Ashley Mapletoft, Vicky and David Starkey, and Jasmin Starkey.

Other mourners included: Don and Freda Ricci, Jill Stafford, Joe Peasgood, Andy Mitchell, Eloise Mitchell, Norah and Aleksander Zachowicz, James Oldroyd, Brian Fry, Margaret Warren, Michelle Holdsworth, Andrew Peasgood, Helen Peasgood, Gwen Peasgood, Jennie Keech, Patrick and Marie Russell, Tony and Pat Russell, Stef Harrison, Ann Hubbard, Paul Johnson, Tracey Stafford, Cheryl Rowlands, Ian and Amanda Bartram, Rick Stark, Mr Johnson, Phoebe Stace, Richard Stace, Deirdre Dickinson, Rosa Spencer, Marion Simpkin, Patricia Topley, Carl Goodson, Arnie Meadows, Lisa Goodson, Tom Goodson, “Nabs” Berry and family, Mr and Mrs Kimberley, Maureen Hudson, Barry Briggs, Donatia and Jim Vincent, Jane and Reg Ankers, Margaret and Keith Russell, Maggie Harley, Janet Sharman, Shirley Fisher, Bet and Les Hodson, Bill North, and Howard and Carol Morell and family.

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

Donations were received for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.