Obituary: Joan Smith

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The funeral service for Joan Smith, aged 91 years, of St Lukes Nursing Home, Scothern, was held at Lincoln Crematorium.

The Rev Michael Cartwright officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Joan was born in Lund, east Yorkshire.

She spent her life as a farmer’s wife, moving from a farm in Yorkshire to Welton Hill in 1958.

She worked as secretary for the farm and kept her interests in farming until she died.

Joan also played the organ at Snarford Church and was a member of the WI for many years, serving as secretary and president.

She also served as a parish councillor at Welton for many years, as well as a school governor for William Farr School and on the committee of Saxon House at Welton, a home for boys who had strayed off the straight and narrow.

Family mourners were: Mr P Smith, Mr F Smith (sons); Mrs B Pears, Mrs S Straw (daughters); Mrs G Smith, Mr J Pears and Mr D Straw (daughter-in-law and sons-in-law); Stuart and Julie Pears, Sally and Charles Carter, Claire and Mark Vater, Andrew and Rachael Straw, Louise and Matthew Herring (rep Lucy and Mike Green), Annabell and Rob Ward, Richard and Kate Pears (rep by Danny Roebuck), Nick Smith (rep Claire, his wife, brother Jason in Australia and Lucy) (grandchildren); Mr and Mrs Reg Smith; Dorothy Fisher (sister-in-law); Melvyn Fisher (nephew); Ethel Cheetham (sister-in-law) and Penny and Stephanie (nieces); Josephine Gillings (niece and god-daughter) and Paul Gillings; Phillip Day (nephew); Rita Beastall (sister-in-law); John Carrick and Dorothy (nephew and wife, rep Julie and Rachael).

Friends at the service were: Mrs N Spalding; Mr B Herrick (also rep Mrs S Herrick); Mr and Mrs D Longdon; Mr and Mrs J Popplewell; Mr and Mrs D Barwick; Mr and Mrs P R Carter; John Carter (also rep Mrs M Carter); Mrs J Daubney; Mrs C Fox (also rep Mr M Fox); Annette Turner; Christine Storr, Karen Fairbanks, Tina Johnson and Vivien (all rep St Luke’s Nursing Home); Richard Thompson; Andor; Stuart Smith; Mrs Brian Parker; Kate Buckley; Mrs N Spilman; Mrs S Rawlins; Mrs H Hansard (also rep Mr M Hansard); Jean Inman; Janice Neave; Maxine; Mrs J Cook; Mr and Mrs Derick Straw; Charles Waite; Joan Birchall and Avril; And others.