Mrs Emily (Kate) Roberts

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EMILY (Kate) Roberts, of Old Leake, has died of old age at Willoughby Grange Nursing Home.

She was 93.

Born in Tumby Moorside, she lived in this area all her life.

A widow, she is survived by brother George Wright, son Mervyn Roberts, daughter Janice Roberts and grandaughter Angela Roberts.

She began her working life in service with Mr and Mrs Allan, in Boston, until she married in 1939.

She then became an agricultural worker and had four children. She retired at the age of 72.

Mrs Roberts enjoyed ballroom dancing and gardening.

Her funeral took place at Wrangle Church and was followed by interment. The service was officiated by the Rev Fiona Cotton-Betteridge.

Chief family mourners were: Mr M. Roberts (son), Mr and Mrs D. Roberts (daughter and son-in-law), Miss A. Roberts (granddaughter), Mr B. Henton (son-in-law), Mr and Mrs V. Moore and Mr and Mrs W. Parker (nieces and husbands) and Mrs R. Thornally (great-niece).

Unable to attend: George Wright (brother), Mrs T. Veale and Mrs L. Anderson (nieces) and goddaughter Mrs M. Garrard.

Arrangements by F.E.Addlesee and Son.