Mrs Pamela Jean Leverett, of Orchard Close, Gonerby Hill Foot, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. She was 83.
She was born at RAF Halton, Essex, the daughter of Ted and Evelyn Reynolds. The family travelled the world with her father who was a Warrant Officer in the Royal Air Force. They arrived in Grantham in 1940.
In December 1952 she married Richard Leverett. They had two sons, Mark and Peter. They family grew with the addition of daughter-in-law Caroline, grandchildren Craig and Jodie and great-grandchildren Jordan, Leah and Tia-Louise.
Mrs Leverett began work at Aveling Barford as a shorthand typist. She then moved to the General Post Office as a telephonist. Later she was school secretary at Gonerby Hill Foot School, Grantham, a position she held for 20 years.
She was very sport minded and at one time she ran for the Aveling Barford athletics team.
In later life she played golf at Stoke Rochford, where she had been lady captain and president. She enjoyed playing mixed matches at other clubs with her husband.
Football was another of her sporting interests and she supported Manchester United Football Club.
The Rev John Bruce conducted the funeral service at St Sebastian’s Church, Great Gonerby. Cremation followed in Grantham.
Family mourners included: Richard Leverett, Mark Leverett, Jodie Camille, Peter and Caroline Leverett, Shirley Leverett, Sally Leverett, Susan Bundy, David Leverett, Philip and Pauline Hewes, Paul and Lesley Balch, Adam and Emma Balch, Jean Reynolds, Peter and Wendy Boizot, Clementine Allen, and Michael Leverett.
Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs W. Skelton, Sally Skelton, Mr and Mrs D. W. Waling, Cyril and Barbara Kime, Beryl Challis, Irene and Frank Woods, John and June Marlow, John and Eleanor Martindale, Ron and Doris Kent, Gareth Hughes, Mrs D. Cobb, Joe Grindal, Rod and Judy Rawson, June Watson, Ruth Greenfield, Elizabeth Dalby, Phillipa Smith, Ann Whittaker, Mr and Mrs R. N. Edge, Pat and Rex Pearson, Norma and Philip Varley, Sue Booth, Jean Hough, Pat and Ray Beal, Barry Gilbert, Mr and Mrs Drinkwater, Avis Griffin, Ron Proctor, Cynthia Lyon, John and Vera Callow, Alan Harvey, Mr and Mrs D. Werner, James Harvey, Judith Geraghty, Stuart Gent, Janet and Alan Jessop, Brian and Val Crunkhorn, Vic Jakeman, David Hardingham, Sue and Graham Doughty, Pauline Haggerty, Denis and Chris Pridmore, Mr A. Warner, Mrs S. Warner, John and Audrey Little, David and Carol Hamilton, Derek and Cathy Mitcham, Mr and Mrs G. Miller, Charles Donnison, Bill and Janet Gent, Pam Watson, Jean and David Gowler, Rachel Jones, Peter Atkinson, Lynn and Greg Ewart, Joan Baty, Ann and John Wright, Josie Hemstock, Emma Edwards, Lorna Downey, Chris Rowley, Rowena Lloyd, June Hickman, Anita Smith, and Charlie Smith.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for St Sebastian’s Church, Great Gonerby.