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Obituary: Mrs Hilary Swingler

Mrs Hilary Swingler
Mrs Hilary Swingler

Mrs Hilary Swingler, of Church Street, Barrowby, has died at home. She was 80.

She was born in November 1933 at Heanor Nursing Home, the daughter of Arnold and Myra Grainger. She was the eldest of three daughters.

She came to Grantham to train as a teacher at Kesteven Teacher Training College and secured her first teaching post at The National School, Grantham, where she taught just girls.

She met Colin and they were married on Boxing Day 1956.

Mrs Swingler helped in the post office at the shop they owned in Gonerby Hill Foot, alongside teaching at Gonerby Hill Foot Primary School.

After a short break from teaching to have her two children David and Helen, she moved teaching posts to work at Earlesfield Junior School.

In 1989 Mrs Swingler took early retirement on health grounds.

During her retirement she became a truly wonderful and most loved nan to Joanna, Mark, Eleanor, Thomas, Emily and Josh, Kerry and Edward.

She embraced many hobbies, excelling at whatever she did, especially her painting.

Mrs Swingler made many wonderful friends, many she had known for over 50 years and she will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

The Rev June Rowland conducted the funeral service at All Saints Church, Barrowby. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Family mourners included: Colin Swingler, Helen and Peter Steer, Joanna Swingler, Mark Welbourn, Emily Swingler, Josh Swingler, Eleanor Swingler, Rachel and Sonia Sylvester, Anne and Stewart Farquaharson, Mary and John Palmer, Clare and Rob Nightingale, Steven and Jon Palmer, Sarah and Georgia Allott, Anna Farquarson, and Anna Swain.

Other mourners included: Graham and Julie Hines, Shirley Morris, Gordon Lea, Jessica Lea, Pippa Storey, Lorna Mackinder and daughter, Chris Hodgson, Ian and Pippa Walker, John Scorror Jnr, Joanna Scorror, Dolores and Gordon Medd, Brian and Ros MacDonald, Joy and Gordon Brown, Colin and Rita Smith, Madge Stenson, Hilary Stocker, Jane Kirby, Barbara Toon, Joan and Peter Woods, Linda Crisp, Tony Porter, Brian Harper, Janni Pask, Tracey Quant, Anna Kelly, Derek and Cathy Mitcham, Sandra Lawson, Yvonne Hubbard, Owen Sylvester, Suzanne Hollingsworth. Sarah Cartner, Emma Coates, Michael and Angie Sims, Angela Thompson, David Dickinson, Jenny and Les Diment, Barbara Winter, John Rimmington, Debbie Turner, Ian Sharman, Lisa Glover, Martin Kelly, Stephen Hunt, Tim Gadsby, Wendy Whitehead, David and Pam Frankish, Elaine Snowden, Jessie Bromley, June Steer, Alastair Hawken, Valerie Smith and Michael, Helen Smith, Anne and Andrew Burton, Yvonne Proctor, Ron Doughty, Jessie Nix, Jon Nix, Linda and Peter Roberts, Tina Pilcher, John Fairhurst, Patricia Veal, Lynn Robinson (British Red Cross), Andrew Pacey, Jayne Spiers, Mr Stacey, Louise Jones, Roger Haywood, Paula nd Sarah Baynham-Honri, Claire Barrett-Bentley, Mr and Mrs V. Heppenstall, Gloria Rowarth, Norma Sheridan, Lynn Sheridan-Jones, Edward Rimington, Ian and Frances Shaw, Nicola Lillywhite, Paul Collin, Sandra and David Burnett, Sally Bathard, Liz Reader, Paul and Carol Roper, Reg and Eileen Judd, Andrew Crisp, Liz Reeves, Kate Lea, Debbie Davies, Colin Davies, Sue Woods, Julian and Helen Farmer, Jane and Leanne Graham, Helen Fairbrother, Mary Fisher, Sandra Webster, Nick and Philippa Bason, Basil Collin, Mr and Mrs P. Newton, Robert Smith, Pauline Imber, Mrs Swatton, Helen Bowers, Julie Taylor, Joan Cardus, James Sneddon, Janet Marshall, Kerry Hawken, Joy Haywood, Julie Haywood, Valerie Haywood, Roger Haywood, William Morris, Toni Toole, Ann and Paul Brown, Leigh Oliver, Andrew Welbourne, Andrea Courtney, Ellen Courtney, Lisa and Josh White, Paul Moorhouse, Patricia Lightfoot.

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

Donations for St Barnabas Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support amount to £498.07 to date.


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