Mrs Rita Kathleen Wilkinson

RITA Kathleen Wilkinson, of Old Leake, has died at Pilgrim Hospital following a short illness.

She was 68.

Born in Fishtoft Drove, she moved to Old Leake in 1952 where she grew up. In 1968, she married Brian and they lived at Wrangle Common until 1989 when they moved back to Old Leake.

She is survived by husband Brian, sons Shaun and Darren, grandsons Joseph and Joshua, step-grandson Jonathon, sisters Mary and Betsy and brother David.

She was predeceased by brother Leslie Hodgson.

Mrs Wilkinson started her working life at J. Saul, in Leverton, and then moved to T. and B. Containers, in Wrangle, where she worked for 25 years, receiving a gold watch for her service before retiring.

Mrs Wilkinson was devoted to spending time with her family and in her spare time enjoyed trips out, baking and gardening.

Her funeral took place at Boston Crematorium and was followed by cremation. The service was officiated by the Rev David Taylor.

Chief family mourners were: Brian Wilkinson (husband), Shaun and Caroline Wilkinson and Darren and Lynn Wilkinson (sons and daughter-in-law), Jonathan Allen (step grandson), Joseph and Joshua Wilkinson (grandsons), Mary and Derek Bourne (sister and brother-in-law), Betsy Briggs (sister), Wendy Hodgson (sister-in-law), David and Mary Hodgson (brother and sister-in-law), Archie and Joan Crooks (aunt and uncle), Susan Herberts, Martin Crooks and partner, Josephine Moore and husband Bob and Mavis Reeson and husband Ray (cousins), David Bourne and Debbie, Dean Hodgson, Andrew Hodgson and wife Sue and Gary Hodgson (nephews and partners), Lyndsey Saxby, Louise Hodgson, Mandy Allum, Tracey Watts, Tina Hooper, Joanne Wakefield and Jessica Wilkinson and partner Darren (nieces), Nev and June Wilkinson (brother and sister-in-law), Alan and Sheila Wilkinson and Trevor and Cora Wilkinson (brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law), Gabrielle Bourne and Dani Allum (great-nieces) and Jake Allum (great-nephew).

Arrangements by F.E. Addlesee and Son.