Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Bell

Mary Elizabeth Bell
Mary Elizabeth Bell

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.