Mr H Allen
The funeral service took place on 14th January of Mr Henry “Harry” Allen, of Biddulph, who died at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 29th December, aged 89.
The Rev Fr Ron Whittingham officiated the service at St Lawrence’s Church, where Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland played on entry.
Mrs Jean Wragg was organist for the hymns In Heavenly Love Abiding and All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Granddaughter Mrs Alison Keily-Gordon read a poem in remembrance and daughter Mrs Linda Smith read a personal composition.
Anniversary Song by Al Jolson accompanied the cortege as it left the church.
A committal service followed at Carmountside Crematorium.
Mourners at the house were: Mrs P Allen (widow), Mr and Mrs J and S Keily, Mr and Mrs G and L Smith, Mr and Mrs G and A Dunn and Mr and Mrs S and H Forrester (daughters and sons-in-law); Mr and Mrs D and S Allen (son and daughter-in-law), Mr P Allen (son), Mr U Segurola.
Grandchildren: Mrs J Jacques, Mrs A Keily-Gordon, Mr N Dunn, Mr S Keily, Mr S Forrester, Mr B Smith, Mr R Allen and Mr R Allen.
Mr D Jacques, Mr J Gordon, Mrs A Dunn, Mrs J Keily, Miss C Smith.
Mourners at the church included: Miss A Dunn (granddaughter), Mr and Mrs R Barry, Mrs J Lovatt, Mr and Mrs S and A Cotton (rep Mr D Cotton and Mr and Mrs R Finney and Clews family), Mrs P Moore (rep Mr G Moore), Mrs A Barber (rep Mr M Barber), Mr Lovegrove (rep Mrs B Lovegrove), Mrs D Stubbs, Mrs C Barry (rep Mr and Mrs C Barry), Mr and Mrs J and S Rowe, Miss L Allen, Mr Street, Mr and Mrs A Robinson (rep Mrs N Bloor), Mr and Mrs M and J Jackson (rep J and P Jackson).
Mrs J Nuttall, Mrs B Winter, Mrs S Fox, Mr and Mrs J and R Mellor, Mrs E Allen, Mr and Mrs A Barlow, Mr J Williams (rep Bub and Mr P Clewes), Mrs Y Hankey, Mr and Mrs C Robinson (rep Mr and Mrs L Robinson), Mrs S Ratcliffe (rep Mrs B Ratcliffe and Mrs K Clarke), Mrs B Thompson, Mr and Mrs E Edwards, Mrs B Bailey, Mr and Mrs K Wood, Mr and Mrs S Kendall, Mr and Mrs F Cooper (rep Mrs L Flannigan), Mrs J Alexander (rep Miss A Mendiuk).
Mrs D Kendall (rep Mr D Brindley), Miss M Brown, Mrs A Summerscales, Mrs B Worthington, Mr W Cotton (rep Mrs D Cotton), Mr A Salmon (rep Mr A Salmon and Miss J Salmon), Mr S Rhodes, Mrs M Rhodes, Mr R Cannon, Mr and Mrs A and A Wilshaw, Mr D Downes (rep Mr A Dodds), Mr and Mrs B and K Porter, Miss J Withey (rep Mr M Withey and Mr A Withey), Mr C Smith, Mrs J Hitchens (rep Mr S Fuller), Miss L Nicholson, Mrs K Taylor, Mr and Mrs P Keily.
Mr and Mrs M and P Knapper, Mr J Goodwin, Mr JF Goodwin, Mr and Mrs J Woodall, Mr D Beech (rep Miss J Beech, Mr C Beech and Mrs M Beech), Mr J Lawton, Mr E Lawton, Mrs S Spurdle, Ms S Allen, Miss L Allen, Mrs L Allen, Mr P Lukowski, Miss K Mellor, Mr E Mellor-Dunn, Mrs J Lowe, Mr and Mrs P and P Leese, Mrs N Boden, Mr and Mrs W Boden, Mr and Mrs P and J Lovatt, Mr R Dalgarno (rep Mrs S Dalgarno and Mr C Machin), Mrs N Knaggs, Mr R Knaggs.
Mr S Jukes, Mrs J Beech (rep Mr P Beech), Mr B Heaps, Mr and Mrs D and S Weston, Mrs L Gregory (rep Mr S Gregory), Mr and Mrs S Street (rep Mrs A Miceli), Mrs L Turner (rep Mr P Turner), Miss A Norton, Mrs C Ruscoe, Miss E Ruscoe, Mr CA Jackson (rep Mrs J Jackson), Mr D Jackson, Mrs P Potts (cousin), Mr S Potts, Mr and Mrs C Tweats (rep Miss V Jackson), Mrs A Pownall, Mr P Jackson, Mr and Mrs D and K Barlow, Mrs J Blenkinsopp, Mrs K Brookes.
Bearers were Messrs S Keily, N Dunn, S Forrester, R Allen, R Allen and B Smith.
The funeral arrangements were made by Dolven Funeral Services, of Congleton Road, Biddulph.