Obituary: Dorothy Susan Ellis

Susan Ellis EMN-150120-092437001
Susan Ellis EMN-150120-092437001

The funeral service for Dorothy Susan Ellis of South Kelsey was held at St Martin’s Church, North Owersby.

The Rev Canon Ian Robinson and the Rev Geoffrey Spencer officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Susan was born at Bigby.

She was educated at Kendal, Brigg High School and then went on to the School of Agriculture at Nottingham University.

Susan subsequently worked as a poultry manager, telephonist at British Steel and eventually as sub-postmistress at Scawby.

On moving to the Old Vicarage at North Owersby in 1970, she was variously churchwarden and treasurer, secretary for the Alexander Wrawby Trust and an active WI member and officer.

In 1995, Susan moved to South Kelsey and then, in 2012, to Nettleton Manor as her health deteriorated.

Family mourners were: Mr B W Ellis (husband); Mr and Mrs R P Barron, Mr and Mrs N Wells (daughters and sons-in-law); Mrs E A Reynolds and Mr R A Jagger (daughter and partner); Mr P P Barron, Mr J W Barron, Mr T R Wells, Mr H C Reynolds, Mr W B Reynolds, Mr G C Reynolds (grandsons); Miss H S Wells (granddaughter); Mrs P Brooks (sister-in-law); Mr I D G Brooks, Dr A N Brooks, Mr J Cobb, Mr M Hughes (nephews); Mr and Mrs R Walker (niece and husband); Mr O Greenburgh; Miss E Coulson.

Friends at the service were: Margot Green; Christine Brewster; Mary Etchell; M Inglis (also rep Pat Jones and family); Mary Maddison (also rep Jean Davidson); Judy Clark; Mrs I Fowler (also rep Mr I Fowler); Mr and Mrs McConaghie; Jen Barrett; Ben Smith (also rep Guy Grainger and also Market Rasen Bridge Club); Mrs S Holm Johanson; Mr and Mrs A Shepherd; Christine Mapplethorpe (also rep Gordon Mapplethorpe); Midge Thomas (also rep Nettleton and Moortown WI); Richard and Monica Hansard (also rep the Hansard family); June Beeson (also rep St Mary’s, South Kelsey, South Kelsey Wives’ Group and also Kelsey Gardening Group); Mark Vincent; Isobel Vincent; Gill Campion; Olive Talintyre; Tom and Sheila Robinson; Mr and Mrs F Dickinson; D and M Fordyce; Mr and Mrs M Hansard; Mrs M Husband; Mr and Mrs J Cade; Margaret Barr; Jo Glozier; Ellen Young; Pauline Ellis (also rep Mr Ellis); Enid Graham; Mr and Mrs B Abbey; Jean Collins; Carol Parkinson (also rep John); Beth Golland (also rep M Golland; M Coulthurst); Christine Whiteheart; R James; C Black (also rep P Black); Mrs J Sheardown (also rep North Kelsey WI); J Hall; Mrs G Rawlins; M and L Wright; Crispin Reynolds; Mr and Mrs I Couch; Mrs I Strawson; Mr R Strawson; A Inglis; John Padley; Christopher Padley.