Obituaries: Mildred Skillett

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The funeral of Mildred Skillett, of Lonsdale Way, Oakham, took place at Grantham Crematorium, followed by a memorial service at Oakham Methodist Church, the Rev Russell Parker officiating. Organist was Neville Favell.

Mrs Skillett died at her home, aged 74.

Educated at Preston Village School and Uppingham Central School she worked for Boots the Chemist in Uppingham; Rutland Knitwear and Catmose College as a dinner lady.

Her main hobby was ballroom and modern sequence dancing. She leaves her widower Donald and daughter Sally.

Mourners included: Donald Skillett (widower), Sally and Alexa Skillett-Moore, Richard and Ben Moore, Gillie Thornton, Luke Thornton, Janet and Gilbert Thomas, Lucy and John Hunt, Noah, Toby and Edward, Lorine Thomas and Barry Mohammed, Michelle Brown, Kate, Keiron and Victoria Skillett, Joan and Alan Massey (representing family), Lydia and Tony Wilson (Pat Lowe, Marjorie Kemp, Winnie Kray, Glenda and David Tompkins), Lily and Colin Jackson, Patricia Proudman (Denis Proudman), Mary Willows, Jack Pearce, Enid Skillington, Rosemary Wilson.

Mr and Mrs R Taylor, Angie and Frank Humphreys, Brenda and Roger Dalby (Val Dalby), John Brown, Lindsay Taylor and Ian Bryers (Crown Tavern), David Moreton, Mr R Gurney, Mrs S Gurney, Maysie and Ray Hibbitt, Angela Jones (Catmose Club, tea dancers and supper dancers), Sylvia, June Cooper, Janette and Jess Cooper, John and Angela Tywnham, Andrea and Mandy, Andrew, Karen and Olivia Berarey (Victoria Berarey), Gill Camina (Katie, Ellie and Max Camina), Sarah Bilsdon (Derek Bilsdon and family), Margaret Munton, Linda Duncan, Lorna Grammer (Jessica , David and Mrs Mamos), Dawn Berarey-Smith, Steve Smith (Georgia, Isaac and Berarey family), Jill Ward.

Nan Alexander, Ann Taylor, Jean Kershaw, Bernard Spiers, Vic Harrison (Ashwell Village Hall Committee), Irene Dexter, Hazel and Colin 
Lewis, Barbara Simpson, Haydn and Pauline Crewe, Alan Crewe (Lorraine Crewe), Ann and Peter Whalley, Cicely Barker (family), Peter Duncan, Carol Morley, Monty and Edna Tyler, Karen and Frank (Ian, Jane, Zoe and James Wilson), Emma and Hannah Brown (Martin Brown), Simon Cooter.