The funeral service for Jane Lesley Neal, aged 70 years of Tealby, was held at the parish church.
The Rev John Carr officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.
Jane was a graduate of Exeter University, where she co-wrote a number of research papers in Experimental Psychology, published in the late sixties.
She trained in Cambridge as a secondary school teacher, but after she married in 1970, she opted out of academic life for a few years to work in record retailing and later drew on that experience to retrain as a teacher of Business Studies.
She taught in secondary schools in Northamptonshire before moving with her husband to De Aston School in Market Rasen, where she taught very successfully for 20 years.
She dedicated her life in Market Rasen to the school, living with her husband in the Head’s House on the school site.
She retired from teaching in 2004 and, when her husband retired as Head of De Aston six months later, they set up home in Tealby.
Jane loved France and was a member of the original committee which established Market Rasen’s Town Twinning link with Mamers in France, building on an existing school exchange, which De Aston School had initiated a number of years earlier.
Jane took part, with her husband, for many years in the annual exchanges between the two towns.
After her retirement, she became a very active member of Market Rasen Rotary Ladies, serving first as their treasurer and later as Chair.
Family mourners were: Tony Neal (husband); Tim and Rachel Harley (cousin and wife), their daughters Lucy and Lillie, with Lillie’s husband Adam; Paul and Gill Neal (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), with their daughters Adelle, Eleanor and Catherine; Lucy Walton (goddaughter).
Friends at service were: Ron and Sandra Myland (also rep Ben and Joyce Williams, Richard and Lesley Brewis); Richard and Anne Lewis; Richard and Monica Hansard; Clive Lingard (also rep Brenda Lingard); Peter and Sally Robinson (also rep Andrew Robinson, John Moore); David Mason; Cynthia Golland; Mr and Mrs W Johnson (also rep Twinning Association); Mr and Mrs R Woodcock; Ellen Young (also rep Sally Daniels); Mr K Rylands-Boulton; Jean Wood; Mr and Mrs L Povey; Trevor Kendall; G M Cooper (also rep Mrs Cooper); Mr and Mrs Stephen Bunney (Boarding House); James Mayer (Head Boy); Emily Higgins (Head Girl); Ellenor Beighton; Chris Dickinson; Mr and Mrs S Thatcher; Richard and Sarah Ingram-Hill; Mr and Mrs H Nott; Mr and Mrs M Jones; Alison Hand; Sarah Smith; Shona Warren; Helen Robinson (also rep Michael Robinson); Marilyn and Michael Combes; Emily Combes; Geoff and Glenda Taylor; Mr and Mrs D Kirshner; Mrs S Lamming; Norman Palmer; Ivor Davey; Joyce Rhodes; Mrs M Shilling; Vanessa Ellis; Sonia Czabaniuk; Mary Taylor; José Grayson (also rep Derrick); Lynne and Roger Taylor; Mr and Mrs R Tubman; Clive Lingard (also rep Brenda Lingard); David Herring (also rep Polly Talintyre); Mr and Mrs N Douglas; Mr and Mrs Kerr; Harold and Rose Bates (also rep Peter and Janet Marriott); Penny Lyle; Ian and Barbara Shedden; Mr M Strawson (also rep Mrs C Strawson); Mr and Mrs Eric Bell (also rep Bob Winter); Mr and Mrs Andrew Dalrymple; Julie Taylor (also rep Neil Taylor, Lynn and Phil Chapman, Alun and Judy Jones); Sue and David Jennings; Paul and Katy Hiley (also rep Rhona Sheppard); Keith Patrick (also rep Elizabeth Patrick); Michael Davenport (also rep Mary Davenport); Reg and Chris West; Kevin and Lyn Cowan; Mr and Mrs Wallace; Jane Young (also rep Ian); Alison Atkinson; Vicky Sewell; Graham Bird; Stuart and Christine Davies (also rep Graham Davies); Paul and Mary Dunton (also rep Mrs G Parsons, Mrs V Tasker).