Mrs PJ Mottershead
The funeral took place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach on 21st February of Mrs Phyllis Jean Mottershead, of Sandbach who died on 3rd February, aged 91.
The Rev Angela Speedy conducted the service and Mr Kevin Birch was organist for the hymns Lord of All Hopefulness, Abide With Me and The Day Thou Gavest.
A private interment followed at Sandbach Cemetery.
Mrs Mottershead was born in Sandbach and lived there all of her life. She worked as a secretary at Palmer Mann and later as a medical secretary at Haslington GP Surgery, and then the geriatric day unit at Leighton Hospital.
She married Mr Sid Mottershead in 1948 and they shared 35 happy years together before he died in 1983. They had four children; Alan, Ann, Ruth and Carole, and seven grandchildren.
Mrs Mottershead regularly attended St Mary’s evensong and was well known as the coffee pourer at Thursday teas in St Mary’s Church Hall. She enjoyed days out with friends to go shopping and to see musicals and theatre productions. She loved the independence driving her mini-metro gave her, especially going shopping and meeting friends to chat.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Mourners were: Mrs C Holmes, Mrs R Mottershead and Mr M Draycott, Mr G and Mrs A Vernon, Mr A and Mrs A Mottershead, Dr J Bellis, Master D Bellis, Miss R Bellis, Mr A and Mrs C Martin, Mr B and Mrs F Martin, Mr J Vernon, Mr M and Mrs A Vernon-Cowell, Master M Vernon-Cowell, Miss A Holmes and Mr M Kind, Mr P Holmes, Mr J and Mrs D Jones, Mr S Ives and Miss R Taylor, Mr B Ives, Mr L Newton (rep S Humphries).
Mrs J Ollier (rep The Old Girls Choir), Mrs H Bevan, Mrs P Hughes (rep M Hughes and A Norbury), Mr R Dunning, Mrs S Ingham, Mrs M Burgess, Mrs E Palfreyman (rep J Booth and B Evans), Mrs J Coombe (rep Y Iurlano), M Plant (rep Mr A Maddock and R Gerrard), Mrs P Minshull (rep Miss J Griffith and Mr and Mrs B Wharne), Mr and Mrs Newrick, Mrs H Patterson (rep D Patterson), D Parsonage, A Bailey, Mr D Latham (rep A and N Hill), Mr D Burkhill (rep Mrs J Burkhill), J Arkinstall.
Mr S Brereton (rep Mrs M Brereton), H Edwards, Mr B Holmes, Mrs P Wilson, Mr and Mrs R Barclay, Mr S and Mrs K Francis, H Mulliner, C Buckley, J Glassey, B Stringer, J Carter, N Bebbington, E Bebbington, L Hamer-Burns, M Burns, Mrs B Bailey, Mrs J Warburton, Miss S Feakes, Mrs M Latham (rep P Latham), Mrs J Hides, Mr P Cooke, Mrs G Savage (rep Mrs S Watkins), Mrs S Birchall, Mrs C Hopkins (rep St Mary’s Girls Choir), Mrs Pardoe, Mr P Lewis.
Mr D Speedy, Mrs D Clark, Mrs A Higgs, Mr J Bottomley and Mrs K Hodgson (rep choir).
Bearers were Mr A Mottershead and Mesdames A Vernon, R Mottershead and C Holmes.
The funeral arrangements were made by Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, of Congleton Road, Sandbach.