Obituary: Mrs Gladys May Musson

Mrs Gladys May Musson
Mrs Gladys May Musson
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Mrs Gladys May Musson, of High Street, Roplsey, has died in Newton House Nursing Home, Barrowby Road, Grantham. She was 84.

Born in August 1930, in Lenton, she was the second youngest in a family of eight children.

She attended both Ingoldsby and Ropsley village schools.

On leaving school her first job was at Brackenbury’s sweet shop on Bridge End Road. After leaving there she became a lady’s companion for Miss Holt, living with her on St Catherine’s Road. During this time she met her future husband Cecil in 1948.

In March 1957 she married Cecil in St Peter’s Church, Ropsley. Unfortunately the couple were never blessed with children of their own but they had many nephews and nieces who affectionately called her ‘Auntie Glad’.

Following her marriage and Miss Holt going into a care home, Mrs Musson had a variety of different jobs. Firstly she worked as a petrol station attendant, followed next as a bearing inspector at Ransome and Marles. When the factory closed she went to work at the Co-op and after more than 30 years’ dedicated service, she took her retirement at the age of 60.

During retirement her activities and interests included motor cycling, gardening, fell walking, cycling, holidays in Devon and the occasional vacation abroad.

Some of the countries she and her husband explored were Spain, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium. During one of these holidays Mrs Musson made a memorable visit to Antwerp, to see the war grave of her eldest brother, Joe.

Recently many of her happiest times were spent at the many classic car shows she attended with Cecil. These became social events with the amount of friends they made over the years. Their car, a 1964 Hillman Minx, was a very special addition to their lives.

Mrs Musson was a loving wife, daughter, sister, auntie, great-auntie and friend who will be remembered.

The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church, Ropsley, conducted by the Rev Mike Doyle. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Family mourners included: Cecil Musson, Edwin Crow, Dorothy Maples, Bet Stimpson, Charles Lamyman, Gill Casey, Lawrence Casey, Tom Casey, Hannah Casey, Margaret Crow, Vanessa Willets, Frank Willets, Libby Willets, Dean Willets, Trevor Maples, Hazel Selby, Haley Welbourn, Eric Crow, Meg Chapel, Clive Garnham, Veronica Garnham, Simon Selby, Gordie Rodgers, Christine Rodgers, Cheryl Dickinson, Rodger Dickinson, Susan Bucknell, Elaine Short, Marilyn Yates, John Baldock, Shirley Bateman, Marlene Jackson, Thelma Wakely, Dennis Hill, Gillian Hill, Collin Hill, and Linda Gray.

Other mourners included: Sheila Kemp, David Doughty, Richard Price, Mr and Mrs H. Gilbert, Sandra Bell, Ian Bell, Mrs J. Moor, Mrs B. Dowse, Mr Hempsall, John Welham, Mavis Grossmith, Steve and Jan Coulson, Mick and Sue Walton, Ian Sylvester, Mr and Mrs R. Welbourne, Doug Hulley, Bas Collin, Martin and Sally Wills, Tony Parker, Greta Hayward, John Green, Les and Adelene Brittain, David and Judy Robinson, Mr B. Buxton, Karen and Norman Gosbee, Bob Modrate, Susanne and Richard Joyce, Carol and Michael Wilson, Ron and Wendy Fisby, Mick and Barbara Clarke, Mrs Couzens, Mrs Fearn, Pete and Jackie Plummer, and Ken Selby.

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

Donations were received for Ancaster Surgery.