Mrs E Mitchell
The funeral took place on 24th February of Mrs Eva Mitchell, aged 89, of Gawsworth, who died peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home on 16th February.
Mrs Mitchell was born in Biddulph in 1930 and grew up on the family farm in Wharf Road. She was the youngest daughter of Jack and Emma Haydon.
In 1950 she met Arnold, who was her husband for almost 65 years and who sadly died in 2016.
They started their married life farming in Rushton Spencer before moving to their farm in Gawsworth in 1960. They had four children — Elaine, Pamela, Audrey and Tony — and nine grandchildren, She enjoyed socialising, being an active member North Rode WI and a chorister at Gawsworth Church, and loved cooking and sewing. She had a fulfilled and contented life and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
The Rev Colin Wilson conducted the service at St James the Great Church, Gawsworth. The choir was in attendance and Mr Keith Yearsley MBE was organist for the hymns Praise To The Lord, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, There is a Land of Pure Delight and The King of Love My Shepherd Is. Reading and poems were delivered by the family.
Interment followed in the churchyard.
Mourners were: Miss E Mitchell (daughter), Mr and Mrs J Moore and Mr and Mrs A Willett (daughters and son-in-law), Mr and Mrs A Mitchell (son and daughter-in-law).
Mr A Moore, Miss H Moore, Mr H Willett, Mr A Willett, Mr J Mitchell, Mr S Mitchell, Mr T Mitchell, Mr I Mitchell and Mr S Mitchell (grandchildren); Miss K Dunning, Mr and Mrs K Goostrey, Mr and Mrs D Sheldon, Mrs P Mitchell, Mr S Mitchell (rep Mr R Mitchell).
Mr A Mitchell, Mrs S Pedley, Miss C Haydon (rep Miss E Sheldon), Mr A Haydon, Mrs J Thornycroft (rep Mr S Ollier), Mrs R Oates (rep Anne and Robert), Mrs D Dennison (rep Mr and Mrs John Mitchell), Mr and Mrs G Lomas, Mrs E Hayes, Mrs S Barber (rep North Rode WI), Mrs G Mellor (rep Mr G Mellor), Mr E Mitchell (rep Mr and Mrs M Mitchell), Mr R Mitchell (rep Mrs S Mitchell), Mrs M Aitchison (rep North Rode WI and Mrs B Bebbington of North Rode WI), Mr and Mrs R Delaney, Mrs S Clarke, Miss A Haydon, Miss J Clarke (rep Astbury Mere Care Home), Mr and Mrs G Biddulph, (rep Mrs A Haydon and Mr and Mrs G Dale), Mr G Haydon, Mr and Mrs R Sproson, Mrs C Quigley, Miss G Sproson, Mr C Robinson (rep Mrs J Robinson), Mr K Yearsley (rep Mrs M Yearsley), Mrs I Tuke and Mrs Smith.
Bearers were Messrs A Moore, J, S, T and I Mitchell and H Willett.
The funeral arrangements were made by Williams and Lowe, Independent Funeral Directors, Sandbach.