Obituary: Margaret Mary Bassham


The funeral service for Margaret Mary (Peggy) Bassham, aged 87 years of Market Rasen, was held at the parish church.

The Rev Steve Johnson officiated at the service, with the homily by the Rev Sarah Lamming, and arrangements were by J Marshall.

Peggy was born in Dagenham, Essex.

She worked for Scuffham Builders and Charlie Sutton Builder as secretary.

She also spent time as the PCC secretary, a Sunday School teacher and Chamber of Trade secretary.

Family mourners were: Sheila Lamming (daughter); John Lamming (son-in-law, rep June Bassham, daughter-in-law); Christopher and Tim Bassham, Vicki Bassham, Tricia and David Neale, Toni and Eddie (rep the Rev Sarah Lamming and the Rev Diana Carolle), Liz and Phil Jones and Maddy, Alice and John McNeill (grandchildren and great-grandchildren); Sally Barnes (sister-in-law); Jean Castledine (life-long friend); Simon and Sharon Barns; Richard Alison and Josh Barns (rep Maddie Barns); Beccy and Max Barnes (rep Amber and Francesca).

Friends at the service were: Mr and Mrs W Johnson; Karen and Andrew Morrison; Janice Gibson (Girl Guides Lincs N); Jan Stimpson (Market Rasen Girl Guides Division); Mr K Parrott; Mr R Woodcock; Julie Appleyard; Margaret Fulston; the Rev David Inkpin (also rep Mrs Inkpin); Mr and Mrs N Palmer; Becky Onion (also rep Lucy, Catherine, Amy and Eleanor); Eva Dryden; Tim Gramson; Karen Gramson; D Majkowski; Mandy Smith (also rep R Smith and also Mrs E Barton); Mr and Mrs D W Johnson (also rep Mr and Mrs K Franklin and family); Angela Davis; Frank Fieldsend; Diana Cottingham; Carol Davison and Viv Hildred (also rep Waterloo House); Mr B Marshall; Sue Truelove; Liz Johnson.