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.