BARNES (Margaret). Peacefully on 23rd May 2023 at Greengables Nursing Home, Margaret aged 96, formerly of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Barnes; loving mum of Andrew and Sally; dear mother-in-law of Andrew and Paula, and a cherished Granny B of Samuel, Charles, Hattie and Clarissa. The funeral service is at Eaton Church on Thursday, 15th June at 1pm. 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
CONNOR (Joyce, “Nana Joyce”). Sadly passed away unexpectedly on 21st May 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family, Joyce, aged 68. The devoted wife of the late Neil; beloved mum of Paul and Mark; loving sister to Jenn and Brian; dear mum-in-law of Paula; and cherished nana of Emily, Lucy and their partners Joe and Ryan. Joyce was a much loved, valued, long-serving staff member at Knypersley First School for 20 plus years. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all family and friends. A private service takes place on 12th June. Those who would like to attend the celebration of Joyce’s life are warmly invited to join the family for light refreshments and to share special memories of times shared with Joyce at The Talbot, Grange Road, Biddulph from 2.30pm. All flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust. At the family’s request, please wear black with a splash of colour. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
GRIMES (Ann Denise). Peacefully at home on Monday, 22nd May 2023, Ann, aged 78, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of Alan; she was much loved and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service is on Wednesday, 7th June at 11am at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to MS Society, St John’s Church and Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booths, Sandbach, 01270 765 783.
HEALEY (Joan). Joan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 24th May 2023 in the care of Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 87. The cherished wife of the late Ray; respected sister to Barry and Terrance; sister-in-law to Ann and Jean, and a loving auntie and great-auntie to all her nephews and nieces. Joan will be lovingly remembered for her warm personality, friendly smile, strength of character and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am on Monday, 12th June. Following the service, Joan will be interred with her late husband Ray at Astbury Cemetery. Will friends please accept this notice as an invitation to join us in celebrating Joan’s life. The family is truly grateful for all the kind messages of condolences and cards that have been sent in Joan’s memory. We request that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Stroke Association. A donation box will be available at the service. However, donations can be sent via the funeral directors. 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.
MARSHALL (Raymond). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 16th May, Raymond, aged 88, of Haslington, and formerly Nantwich. The dearly loved husband of Mary; much-loved father of Jason and Emma, and father-in-law to Julee, and treasured granddad of David, Abby, Daniel and Grace. The funeral is on Thursday, 8th June at 1.45pm at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to the British Heart Foundation and The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765 783.