Mrs MS Brown
The funeral took place on 6th December of Mrs Margaret Sidy Brown, who died at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel, on 23rd November, aged 90.
Mrs Brown was born in Congleton, one of eight children. She attended St Peter’s School then moved on to the girls’ school in New Street, Congleton.
She married Mr William Brown on February 1953, and they lived at Wood Street in Congleton, later moving to Dale Crescent.
Mr and Mrs Brown had three children, two sons and one daughter. She had seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs Brown had various jobs in her working life including being an usherette at the cinema in Royle Street, Congleton, up until a fire destroyed it; she then moved to the Capitol Cinema.
She went to work at Folkes tie factory and then moved to Marsuma Mill, where cigars were made; now known as Riverside Mill.
She then went on to work packing sheets and bedding at Slacks in Canal Street, and her last job up to her retirement was at Congleton Leisure Centre.
Mrs Brown enjoyed holidays with her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching her husband and sons bowling at The Railway Inn, Congleton. She also loved a game of bingo and shopping trips.
Celebrant Mr Ian Lewsey conducted the service at Macclesfield Crematorium where the entry music was Welcome To My World by Jim Reeves. A reading was given by Miss Katalina Woodley (great-granddaughter). Rainbow’s End by Daniel O’Donnell and How Great Thou Art by Aled Jones and Russell Watson played during the service. Smile by Rod Stewart was played on exit.
Mourners were: Mrs A Ribbans (daughter), Mr J Brown (son), Mr K Ribbans (son-in-law), Mrs S Brown (daughter-in-law), Mrs D Greenwood (rep Mrs K and S Birch), Mrs M Wheatley and Mr and Mrs B Moss (sisters); Mr L Ribbans, Miss K Woodley, Miss A Ribbans, Mr W Ribbans (rep Christine and Emily), Mr R Brown and Miss E Brown (great- grandchildren); Mr A Brown (brother-in-law, rep Mr and Mrs J Daniels), Mrs L Brown, Miss C Morris (rep Mr and Mrs R Morris and D, M and B Ribbans, great-grandchildren), Mr A Campbell, Mr and Mrs C Buxton (rep Robert and Helen), Mr and Mrs A Townley, Mrs C Byatt (rep Ian), Mr and Mrs T Nicholas, Mr and Mrs S Sheratt (rep R Sheratt), Mr and Mrs P Stanway, Mrs K Brown (rep Mr and Mrs M Whitehurst), Mr S Griffin (rep S, R and E Brown, great-grandchildren), Mr and Mrs J Holloway, Mr and Mrs J Lyons, Mrs R Haddock, Mrs E Haddock.
Mr A Fraser, Mr G Booth (rep Alan and Mr and Mrs S Copper), Mrs P Booth (rep Graham), Mrs A Higginson, Mr and Mrs G Blackburn, Mr M Emery (rep Margaret), Mr J Hartshorn (rep Susan and Mr G Macdonald), Mr A Ferns, Mr H Howarth, Mr D Ford (rep Mr C Ball), Mr and Mrs C Postles, Mr P Charlesworth (rep Mr B Danford), Mr D Lunn, Mr and Mrs L Dale (rep Mr and Mrs P Dale), Mrs S Greenwood (rep Richard, Simon and William), Mr S Greenwood, Mrs A Greenwood (rep Mark, Tilly and Belle), Mr and Mrs C Talbot, Mr G Clarke.
The bearers were her grandchildren, Messrs L and A Ribbans, Miss E Ribbans, Miss K Brown, and Messrs M and S Brown.
The funeral was arranged by Griffiths and Booth, of Sandbach.