BROWN (Marguerite Paula, née Brookes). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 18th July 2021, Marguerite, aged 72, of Haslington, and formerly of Wheelock. A much-loved mum to Steven and Kevin and loving gran. The funeral service is to be held at St Matthew’s Church, Haslington, on Tuesday, 10th August at 10am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK and Kidney Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
HUMPHREYS. Peacefully on 16th July 2021, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, Pamela Jean, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gordon Humphreys; loving mum of Peter, Sian and Gareth; dear mother-in-law of Carol, Paul and Claire, and a cherished grandma of Danielle and her partner Joe, Ellie, Nia and Orla and great-grandma of Joey. The funeral service and interment are at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 4th August at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
HURLEY (Denis). Dr Denis Hurley, of Knypersley, aged 92, passed away peacefully on 1st July 2021, at home. The funeral service and cremation took place on Monday, 19th July at Bradwell Crematorium, conducted by Fr Julian Green. Denis was a dear husband, dad, father-in-law and granddad who will be truly missed. The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences. Donations made in memory of Denis are welcome to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 01782 834300.
LEASON (Margaret Rose, “Maggie”). Peacefully passed away at home on 19th July 2021, with her loving husband by her side, Maggie, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John; much-loved mother of Rachael; mother-in-law of Stewart; loving granny of Emmy and Rudy, and special sister of Christine, sister-in-law of Neil, Philip, and Edith, and a special friend to many. Maggie will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service is at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 10th August at 10.30am, followed by committal at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of Maggie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
MOSS (Yvonne Ann). Peacefully on Monday, 19th July 2021 at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Yvonne, aged 83, of Biddulph. The devoted and loving wife of Brian; treasured mum of Yvonne and Dean; cherished nan of Emily, Alexander and the late Gemma; a much-loved sister and a dearest friend to so many. Yvonne will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 6th August at 1pm. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Approach Dementia Support c/o the funeral director. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.
RIGBY. Peacefully on 8th July 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Doreen Mary, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Terence; loving mum of Richard, Rachel and Adam, dear mother-in-law of Carol and Gary; cherished and treasured nanny and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 2nd August. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Tourette’s action tourettes-action.org.uk. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
SMITH (John Hardie Mills). Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on Friday, 9th July 2021, John, aged 72, of Congleton. The loved husband of Margaret; cherished dad to Iain; very dear father-in-law to Helen and treasured granddad to Jack. Family flowers only. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
SPROSON. Peacefully on 17th July 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Betty, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Thomas Sproson; loving mum of Andrea and Nicola; dear mother-in-law of Alan and Andrew; cherished gran of Hannah, Rachael, Kieran and Lewis and a treasured great-gran of Betsy. The funeral service is at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 6th August at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. 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.