Rita Priestley

Rita Priestley
Rita Priestley

THE funeral service for Rita Priestley, aged 84 years of Market Rasen, was held at the parish church.

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

Rita, née Clarke, was born at Normanby by Spital.

Over the years she worked as a waitress for Stokes, in Boots at Lincoln, and at J H Starbuck’s of Market Rasen.

Son Ian, son-in-law Barrie Wilkins and grandson-in-law Timothy Dalton acted as bearers at the service and Rita was buried at Legsby Cemetery, next to her late husband Leslie.

Family mourners were: Sandra and Keith Tindall, Gillian and Barrie Wilkins (daughters and sons-in-law); Ian and Cindy Priestley, Graham and Jane (sons and daughters-in-law); Lesley Tindall (granddaughter); Rachelle and Timothy Dalton (granddaughter and husband, also rep Ciaran and Ellis, great-grandchildren); Daryl Priestley, Barrie Wilkins (grandsons); Claire Wilkins and Steve Wright, Melanie Priestley and Rob Wild, Melissa Priestley and Mike Tallboys (granddaughters and boyfriends); James and Vikki Langley; Simon Langley; Roy Clarke (brother); Freda and Norman Booth (niece and husband); Edith Stephenson, Irma Lough (sisters, unable to attend); Bernard and Pauline Clarke, Roland and Jean Clarke (brothers and sisters-in-law); Bertha Sawyer (cousin); Stephanie Wilson (granddaughter, unable to attend); Mrs F Horton.

Friends at the service were: Mrs Holland (cousin); Mr and Mrs H Smith (niece and husband); Janet and Phillip Burkitt (niece and nephew); Mrs I Bowler (niece); Mr C Kettleborough (brother in law); Mr and Mrs Bavin (niece and husband); Mrs Marigold Hodson (niece); Mr T Clarke (nephew); Mr and Mrs A Burkitt (nephew and wife); Mrs B Scott (niece); Mrs B Harker (niece); Mr and Mrs Coupland (nephew and wife); Mrs S Denton (niece); Mr G Clarke (nephew); Leslie Clarke (nephew); Andrew Clarke (nephew); Annette Applewhite (niece); Raymond Burkitt (nephew); Margaret Anderson; L Brown; M Brown; Rita Hawbrook; Mrs P Woodcock (also rep Starbucks); Mrs C Tindall (also rep Mr R Tindall, Darren and Richard); Mr B Larder; Diane Bell; Sharon Yell; Mrs J Sellers (also rep Mr P Sellers); Mrs J Davidson; Mrs S Lancaster; Mrs J Lingard; Mr E Tindall; Miss S Tindall (also rep Doris Westman); Elsie Jameson; Mrs D Lucht (also rep Mrs E Cooper); Mrs B McWeeny; Mr J Codd (also rep Mrs J Dredge); Mrs I Bowler (niece); Mrs B Kent (also rep Beverley from Fletcher Court); Mrs Roach; Mr B Rowett (also rep Mrs S Kirby); Mrs B Rhodes; Mrs L Rhodes (also rep David and also Bev and Chelsea Ryan); Mr and Mrs Scott; Mrs Towns (also rep Mrs Richards); Mrs J King; Mrs B Langley; Mrs H Waring; Mrs K Waring; Mrs S Carlton; Mrs D Brooks (also rep Mrs P Doughty); Mrs J Oxborrow (also rep Market Rasen Methodist Ladies Group); Mrs M Taylor; Mrs E Skeats (also rep Ian and Angela); Mrs K Mumby; Mrs I Green; Mrs C Watson (also rep Michael and family); Mrs J Sentance; Mr and Mrs C Bates; Mr and Mrs Ward; Mr R Larder; Mrs K Cumberland (also rep Style Studio); Christine Baxter (also rep Mrs A Tindal, Mr R Nowland); Mrs J Mawer.