Mrs J Fitzgerald
The funeral took place on 11th February of Mrs Joycelyn “Joyce” Fitzgerald, who died at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 22nd January, aged 84.
The Rev Darren Fraser conducted the service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, where the hymns Abide With Me and How great Thou Art were sung. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was played on entry and Candle in the Wind by Elton John played on exit.
Mourners from the house were: Mrs A Slaney, Mr M Slaney, Mr S Slaney, Mr L Slaney, Miss A Wildman.
Mourners at the church included: Mrs M Lawton, Mrs K Lawton, Mr M Lawton, Mr D Lawton, Mr P Walker, Mr J Fitzgerald, Mr G Evans, Mr and Mr G and B Hancock, Mrs B Hoskins, Mrs N Slaney, Mrs M Bailey, Mr and Mrs H Birches, Mrs P Gilman (rep Mr J Gilman), Mrs M Lewis (rep Mr W Lewis), Mr and Mrs J Forster, Mrs S Walker, Mr J Chell (rep Mrs H Chell), Mrs M Halfpenny, Mr B Cliff, Mrs K Machin, Mr and Mrs P Shingler (rep Mrs H Jones).
Mrs M Ward, Mr J Cliff, Mr and Mrs R and M Nash, Mrs S Winship, Mr and Mrs D Slaney (rep Mrs N Orme), Mr P Halfpenny, Mrs V Dorrington, Mrs J Hulme, Miss C Mountford, Mr and Mrs R and S Gough, Miss M Armitt, Miss R Armitt, Mrs M Bailey, Mrs J Armitt, Mrs A Williams, Mrs C Hirst, Mrs M Sherratt, Mrs B Powell, Mr G Hopwood, Mrs C Peake, Miss J Byrne, Mr B Parkinson, Mrs M Hancock (rep Mrs H Dooler).
Mrs A Shepherd, Mrs C Elms, Mr and Mrs G Smith, Mr and Mrs R and D Bourne, Mrs S Kirby, Mr and Mrs B Kowalkowski.
Bearers were Messrs L Slaney, S Slaney, M Brough and N Beardmore.
Messrs John Garside and Son, of Cross Street, Biddulph, were the funeral furnishers.