Obituary: Mrs Margaret Pile

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Mrs Margaret Pile, of Teesdale Road, Grantham, has died in Newton House Nursing Home, Grantham. She was 80.

Born in Grantham in 1934, she was the eldest daughter of Charles and Doris Hills. She had an elder brother, Bill and three younger sisters, Marion, Doreen and Pauline.

Mrs Pile was educated at The National School and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School in Grantham.

After leaving school she trained as a nurse at Grantham Hospital, becoming a staff nurse and later a sister in the casualty department. She was admitted to the Royal College of Nursing in 1956.

While at Grantham Hospital she met her future husband, John Norman Pile, who was a patient. They married in 1958 in Grantham and lived in Huntingtower Road and later Teesdale Road.

In 1959 their son Andrew was born.

Mrs Pile has three grandsons, Simon, Jonathon and Nicholas and she doted on them, taking a keen interest in their progress and lived to see them all graduate from university.

She enjoyed playing tennis, golf and attending American square dancing with Viking Squares in Allington.

She was an accomplished needlewoman and also enjoyed crossword puzzles and jigsaws and she spent many happy hours in her garden.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, with interment in Manthorpe.

Family mourners included: Andrew Pile, Simon Pile, Jonathon Pile, Nicholas Pile, Alma Pile, Doreen Clark, Pauline Brazil, Neil Clark, Sheila Hills, Julie Holmes, Chris Coy, and Jenny Coy.

Other mourners included: Sheila Finch, Sandra Armstrong (Breathe Easy), David and Jean Kirk (Breathe Easy), Fred and Freda Rivers, Shirley Leverett, Sheila Hollingsworth, Margaret and Derek Booles, Jenny Twycross (Nurses Guild), Doreen Jackson, Avril Harwood, Anne and Bryan Slater, Shirley Morris, Maureen and Geoff Caunt, Anne Brett, Jill Potts and Di Kirwan.

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

Donations were received for the British Lung Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Society.