Obituary: Mrs Kathleen May Maughan

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Mrs Kathleen May Maughan, of Scoggins Way, Heckington, has died at home. She was 79.

Born in Silvertown, West Ham, London, she was the daughter of Alice and Bill Nightingale and brother to Bill.

She married Royal Navy officer Tony Maughan and during their early married life they were based in Gosport, Hampshire. They had four children, Sharon, Paul, Debbie and Graham.

They moved to Wilsford in 1973 after Mr Maughan retired from the Navy on completion of 25 years’ service. He then set up his own business, Maughan and Sons, rebuilding Vincent motorcycles and Mrs Maughan worked in the office until she retired.

Her husband predeceased her in 2001.

Mrs Maughan’s interests included reading, sports - especially cricket, and she was a big fan of Radio 4’s The Archers. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and in particular her grandchildren.

The Rev Alan Littlewood conducted the funeral service at Wilsford Church. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Family mourners included: Sharon and Stephen Hayward, Debbie and Roy Sharpe, Graham and Helen Maughan, Louise and Roger Messenger, Lee Hayward and Rebecca Shepherd, Katie Sharpe and Andy Hull, Ellie Sharpe, Jake Girdlestone, Alexander Maughan, George Maughan, Jill and Del Maughan, Dean Maughan, Vincent Maughan, Darren Maughan, Warren Maughan, Pat Perfect, Linda and David Goody, Alan Nightingale, Barry Nightingale and Martin Nightingale.

Other mourners included: Sheila and Jonathan Basey, Neville Sharpe, Christine Sharpe, Dennis Sharpe, Elspeth Hughes, John Hughes, Tracy Hughes, Lorraine Addison, Alan Thompson, Mrs D. Fairhead, Dick Fairhead, Kay Blankley, Malcolm Blankley, Emily Blankley, Toby Stevenson-Cocks, Chris Butler, Colin Taylor, Oliver Taylor, Ena Brickles, Stephen Houlden, Susan Houlden, Sue Davey, Rod Allen, Andrew Walker, Simon Dixon, Jane Stanton and Barbara Gotobed.

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

Donations are being received for Marie Curie Cancer Care and St Barnabas Hospice.