Obituary: Mrs Edith Betty Atter

Mrs Edith Betty Atter
Mrs Edith Betty Atter
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Mrs Edith Betty Atter (nee Slater), of Manners Street, Grantham, has died at home. She was 82.

Born in September 1931 in Inner Street, Grantham, she was the daughter of John and Caroline Slater.

She had five sisters, Dorothy, Kate, Elsie, Mabel and Jean and four brothers, John, Ken, Fred and Ronnie.

At the age of four she moved with her family to Harrowby Lane.

Later she moved to Denton.

She left school aged 14 and went to work at Fenland Laundry until going to work for F. W. Woolworth in the Market Place. After a spell at Mitchell Barratt she returned to Woolworth’s in the High Street. Mrs Atter then worked for the Welby Estate until moving to Morrisons, where she stayed for 11 years until her retiriement in 1992.

Mrs Atter enjoyed coffee mornings held at Manners Street plus the outings. She also enjoyed holidays in Spain, France and Austria and latterly liked to holiday in Scotland.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Mourners inlcuded: Steve Atter, Denise Atter, Robin Atter, Fred and Shirley Atter, Clive Atter, Pat Welch, Jane Winter, Mr and Mrs C. Williamson, Jackie Flack, Brian and Shirley Veasey, Sue Smith, Sue and Nev Squires, Geoff and Audrey Middleditch, Linda and Norman Jackson, Maria Rudkin, Kerry Spurling, Timothy Atter, Bill and Janet Gent, Clive Martindale, Karen Merritt, Mr and Mrs D. Nix, Alison Vessey, Mr Middleditch, Mr and Mrs Cox, Mrs Goodley, Mr Kettle, Catherine Sutton, Pat Izzard, Florence Chester, Doreen Creasey, Freda Slater, Eileen Drew, John Brummitt, Sue Hardy, Veronica Gregory, Allan Jackson, Mark Smith, Michelle Murphy, Cathryn Smith, Martin Smith, Wendy and Trevor Hatter, Pat and Bill Barker, Phil and Shirley Barrett, Diane Watson, Val Anderton, Audrey Weston, Barry and Carol Chappell, Paul Smith, Lynn Hubbard, Mrs Baker, Mr Slater, Shane Dodwell, Keith Slater, Peter Smith, Gill Maplethorpe, Jenny Brown, Roy Veasey, John Nolan, Lydia Raynbird, Keith and Carol Wormall, Andy Dixon, Paula Bennett, Mary Wakerley, Colin Holloway, Eileen and Bernard Vessey, and Dave Peacock.

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

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice and Marie Curie Nurses.