Obituary: Mrs Ethel May Orton

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Mrs Ethel May Orton, of Hornsby Road, Grantham, has died in St Barnabas Hospice. She was 83.

Born in Newark, Nottinghamshire, she had two brothers, Bill and George and two sisters, Pearl and Dot.

On July 2, 1955 she married Ian and they settled in Wrangle, near Boston.

They had two sons, Michael and Robert.

In 1965 the family moved to Whatton-in-the-Vale and in 1996 they moved to Grantham.

Mrs Orton left school to work at Newark Laundry. She helped on the land.

Her interests were completing jigsaw puzzles, days out to the coast and visiting car boot sales.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: I. Orton, M. A. Orton, R. Orton, B. Russel, C. Gaul, H. Gaul, Dot Ball, Pearl Winter, Chris Winter, Andrew Ball, Martin Ball, Mr and Mrs T. Osborn, Angela Ball and Russell and Sue Winter.

Other mourners included: Peter Quanborough, Michael Hoe, June and David Wilkinson, Jennifer Martin, Lesley Dickson, Colin and Barbara Bridwater, Sue and David Dickens, Sally Clarkson, Michael and Diane Allsop, Janet Saunders, Sheila and Alec Cox, Albert Lane, Simon Lawson, Claire Bromley, Joan Miller, Mr and Mrs Abbott, Richard Machin, Judith Machin, Margaret Marshall, Adam and Hazel Peper, Cynthia Hopkins, James Dickens, Maggie Faulkner, Mr and Mrs Lees, Christine Newcombe, Martin Newcombe and Don Wade.

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

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice, Grantham.