Mrs Gwendolen Howard (Gwen)

GWENDOLEN Howard, of Hessle Drive, Boston, had died at the town’s Pilgrim Hospital following illness.

She was 99.

Born in Kirton, she had lived in this area for most of her life.

Mrs Howard was a widow. She is survived by her son David Howard and sister Kay Darbyshire.

Mrs Howard worked as a cashier at the Co-op.

In her younger days, she enjoyed playing tennis, dressmaking and the piano.

Her funeral took place at Boston Crematorium and was officiated by the Rev Dr Hugh Jones. The service was followed by cremation.

Chief family mourners were: David Howard (son), Kay Darbyshire (sister), Alyson and Steve Woods (granddaughter and husband), Heather Leary and Jim (granddaughter and partner), Ben, Bethany, Joshua and Elisha (great-grandchildren), Frank Leary (son-in-law), Tricia, Sean, Paul, Josette and Jill (nephews and nieces). Arrangements by F.E. Addlesee and Son.