Obituary: Mr Kenneth George Exton

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Mr Kenneth George Exton, of Main Street, Boothby Pagnell, has died at home. He was 84.

Mr Exton lived in the village all his life.

In 1957 he married Margaret and they had three daughters and subsequently eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He began his working life on the family farm and when it was sold he went to work for a local farmer. Later he was employed by the council, driving a tractor at a waste disposal site.

Following his retirement he remained involved in farming, helping his son-in-law Brian at harvest time.

Mr Exton enjoyed sport, especially cricket and football. He was also a keen gardener.

The funeral service was held at St Andrew’s Church, Boothby Pagnell, conducted by the Rev David Pickett. Burial followed in the village.

Family mourners included: Margaret Exton, Julie and Alan Tuckey, Melanie and Iain Cruickshank, Kathryn and Brian Spence, Lauren and Lily Saxby, Eleanor, Katrina and Alasdair Cruickshank, Charlotte Spence, Richard and Jack Littler, Kate and Mark Robinson, Jessica Spence and Nick Jack, Victoria Spence and Michael Eames.

Other mourners included: Andrew and Andrea Lamyman, Kath Goodge, John and Muriel Goodacre, Sue Hopcroft (Great Wood Farm), Gill Taylor, Pauline Haw, Linda Michniew (Gilder Care), Percy Hunt, Maureen Jones, Trevor and Linda Hutchinson, Emma Vickers, Sheila Hirst, Michael and Simone Clarke, Hazel Dyson, Susan Hodson, John Hodson, Mr and Mrs Twilley, Mr and Mrs Forsberg, Eric Griffin, Alan Footitt, Mark Footitt, Fiona Cruickshank, Mr and Mrs T. Blake, Jennette French, Miss G. Gowdell, Katherine Johnson, David Doughty, Audrey and Ernest Roberts, Peter and Elizabeth Clarke, Hayley Hill, Mark and Claire Edgley, Mr and Mrs Adcock, Ross Warden, Bill Coulthard, Clive Mayes, Muriel Harrison, the Rev John and Ann Spriggs, Mr and Mrs D. Pridmore, Bryan Curtis, Mr and Mrs Scoffield, Andrew Usborne, Sandra Hopcraft, Imelda and Con Bracken, and Deirdre Collins.

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

Donations were received for St Andrew’s Church, Boothby Pagnell and St Barnabas Hospice.