BENNETT. Suddenly on 24th May 2023 at home, Judith Ann, aged 74, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stephen; loving mum of David and the late Jane; cherished and treasured grandma of Travis and Danielle, and a much-loved aunt and great-aunt. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 22nd June at 1.50pm for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation, and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
BIRTLES (Margaret). Margaret passed away peacefully on Friday, 26th May 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family, aged 96. The cherished wife of the late Albert; loving mum to Jill and Pam; much-loved mother-in-law to Mike and Mark; treasured granny of Steph, Michelle and Annabelle, and great-granny of Sian, Harvey, Keiran, Anita, Sabrina and Tabitha, and respected sister-in-law of Mary. Margaret will be lovingly remembered for her warm personality, strength of character, words of wisdom and as the matriarch of her family. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11.30am on Monday, 19th June followed by interment in the churchyard. Will friends please accept this notice as an invitation to join us in celebrating Margaret’s life. The family is truly grateful for all the kind messages of condolences and cards that have been sent in Margaret’s memory. We request that instead of flowers, donations be made to British Heart Foundation and Leukaemia Care. A donation box will be available at the service. However, donations can be sent via the funeral director. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Abi and Jason at Larvin and Clegg Funeral Care, 20, Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297 963. larvinandclegg.co.uk. Please direct all enquiries to them.
COSTELLO (Alison Jean). After a protracted illness, on 2nd June 2023, aged 70, in Rockingham General Hospital, Perth, Australia. A long-time resident of Wheelock and Sandbach, and parishioner of St Peter’s Church, Elworth, Ali will be dearly missed by her devoted son Sean and his partner Justin in Australia; brother and sister-in-law Stephen and Glenys Burgess, and nephews Richard and Scott Burgess. She was great aunt to Theo Burgess and mother to the late Sheridan (Sheri) Costello. The funeral will take place in Australia with internment of her ashes in Elworth in due course. Messages or enquiries to email@example.com. Donations in her memory to Alzheimer’s UK.
GOOSTREY (Robert Lea). On 10th June 2023, peacefully in Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock, with his family by his side, Rob, aged 90, formerly of Mill Bank Farm, Goostrey, and more recently of Middlewich. The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret; a much-loved dad of Christine, Pam and Geoff, and a loving and devoted granddad. The funeral service is at Birches Crematorium, Lach Dennis, on Friday, 23rd June at noon. Family flowers only, please; donations, if wished, for the benefit of Crohn’s and Colitis UK or Versus Arthritis, may be sent to Whiston and Britland Funeral Services, 45C, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632 644.
JONES (Alan John). Passed away peacefully at home on 1st June 2023, Alan, aged 72, of Sandbach Heath. The wonderful husband of Yvonne; treasured dad to Louise and Richard, and a much-loved granddad and brother. The funeral service is at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 28th June at 10.45am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
NAYLOR (Stanley, “Stan”). Peacefully at rest while at home in the presence and loving care of his family on Tuesday, 9th May 2023, Stan, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Jenifer; and a much-loved dad, father-in-law, granddad, great-granddad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Stan will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation is at Birches Crematorium (CW9 7SU) on Friday, 30th June at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers, by request; donations, if desired to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Stan. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.
SHEARD (David Brian). Of Doveridge, Derbys and formerly of Congleton. Peacefully at rest on 5th June at Royal Derby Hospital. Loving husband of Maureen and treasured father of Ian and Neil. Funeral service at Stafford Crematorium on Tuesday, 27th June at 1pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Donations preferred to Stroke Association.
STUBBS (Alfred Ernest). Passed away peacefully at home on 8th June 2023, Alf, aged 89, of Sandbach. The loving husband of Pauline; much-loved dad to Carol and Graham, and adored granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service is at Birches Crematorium on Monday, 26th June at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
THOMPSON (Deirdre). Passed away on Thursday, 1st June 2023, aged 77. The much-loved wife of William; caring mum to Sarah and Angela, and adored nanny. Deirdre will be truly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday, 19th June at 2pm. Please wear colours of your own choice. We are comfortable with both vibrant colours and traditional mourning colours. In lieu of flowers, all donations are gratefully received for North West Air Ambulance in loving memory of Deirdre. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 4, The Square, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532 000.
UNDERWOOD (Keith John). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 2nd June 2023, aged 80. Much-loved husband to Anne; caring dad to Kevin and Leigh, and adored granddad to Jacob, William and Charlotte. Keith will be truly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is at Birches Crematorium on Monday, 26th June at noon. All donations gratefully received to Elworth Cricket Club (juniors) in loving memory of Keith. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762 230.
WORRALL (Patricia Mary, “Pat”). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Patricia Mary, aged 83, of Congleton who departed this life on 18th May 2023 at her home. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy RIP. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Robert “Bob” Worrall; a loving mum of Belinda, Nicholas John; dear mother-in-law of Mark and Joanne; cherished and treasured nana of Charles Arthur and Lily-Mai; dear sister to Margaret, Bob, Denis and Ann, and a dear sister-in-law. Requiem mass is at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Monday, 26th June at 11.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation, and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to NSPCC, Salvation Army or Oasis Relief. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.