Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Bell

Mary Elizabeth Bell
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The funeral service for Mary Elizabeth Bell, aged 64 years of Market Rasen, was held at Lincoln Crematorium.

Paul Disley officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall.

Mary was born at Nettleham, the eldest of seven children born to Bridey and Bill Desforges of Ingham.

On leaving school, Mary went to work for a Lincoln clothing manufacturer, remaining there until she married Ray, a Lincoln City fireman, in 1969.

In 1982, they moved to Market Rasen, where Mary worked for Kays, Audrey’s Wool Shop, British Bakeries and then the Co-op until she retired in 2008.

Mary was also a member of the WRVS, WI and Meals on Wheels.

Family mourners were: Ray (husband); Wayne and Susan (son and daughter-in-law); Mark (son); Bridey Desforges (mother); Jessie Skinner (sister); Ann and Neil Codd (sister and brother-in-law); Lillian Durdey and Malcolm (sister and partner); Peter and Chrissie Desforges, Paul and Norma Desforges (brothers and sisters-in-law); Jean and Dave Jupp (sister and brother-in-law); Greta Ingall (sister-in-law); Allan and Pat Bell (brother-in-law and sister-in-law); Tracey Bradley and Ben (niece and partner); Stuart and Hazel Codd, Hannah and Charlotte Codd (nephew and family); Alex, Nicola and Chester Codd (nephew and family); Garath Durdey (nephew); Megan Desforges (niece); Candice, Sean and Connor (niece and nephews).

Friends at the service were: Mr and Mrs A Holmes (also rep Mrs C East); Roger Hansard (also rep The Fire Service); Richard Bixley; Stuart and Judy and Amy Parker (also rep M Frankish, D Green, P Sellars, G Osbourne, A Hutchinson); Mavis and Ivor Noon; Mrs C Tindall (also rep the Tindall family); Mrs C Richardson; Mrs S Hunt; Mrs J Salmon; Mary Topliss (also rep P Kirk); V Lancaster (also rep Stewart and Sheila); Mrs Rhodes; J Meakins; Mr and Mrs Needham; Mrs A Sayers; Mrs S Carlton; Mrs J Tuplin; Mrs S Jackson; Mr and Mrs Higham; Mr and Mrs B Ward; Mr and Mrs Edwards; Mary Wilkinson; Mrs M Tindall; Helen Ball; Bill and Jan Mann; Peter and Linda Strawson; Mr and Mrs West; Mrs J Richards (also rep Mr and Mrs Barnard); Mr G Smith (also rep Mr P Smith); Mr and Mrs T Hutchinson (also rep Mrs S Cade); Mr and Mrs Barns; Mrs R Jackson; Mrs C Philpott; Mr and Mrs R Parkinson; Mr and Mrs Hare; Mr and Mrs P Hartle; Mr Shedden; Mrs Shedden; Mr B Neighbour; Paul Symons and Sarah Bradford; Shaun Symons and Tracey Symons (also rep Margaret and Ken Symons); June Taylor; Peter Taylor; Phill Staples; Val Staples; Ivor Milnes; Mrs S Hall.