The funeral service for Cassandra (Sandra) Preston of Manor Green, Ketton, took place at St Mary’s Church Ketton, the Rev Andrew Rayment officiating. Donations were made to Cancer Research.
Mrs Preston, 71, widow of Tony, died at her home in Ketton after a battle with cancer.
Daughter of Daisy and George Tinkler, she was one of 10 children, seven girls and three boys. Married at the age of 16, life found Sandra and Tony working and living on the farm. A fit woman in her younger days, winning hula hoop competitions, she was a great fund-raiser supporting local charities and in particular the local community. Sandra had a heart of pure gold, and will never be forgotten.
Bereaved are her daughters Wendy, Denise, Jackie and Maria.
Family mourners included: Wendy,Michael, Ben, Lauren, Hannah and Sam Barker, Katy-Jayne Moseley, Denise Reho, Fred Jones, Sebastian, Stefan, Dominique, Danniella (representing Harvey), Antonia (Eddie Nolan, Charlie, Nicola), Reho and Megan Reho-Jones, Beth Kulow, Rob Evans, Jackie Wade, Rob Waldron (Aaron Waldron), Emily and James Handley, Christopher Wade, Hongru Jiang, Ben Waldron, Maria, Paul, Natalie, Samantha, Rebeca and James Durrant, Ann Clark, Peter Tinkler, Marggie Tinkler, Grace and Kerry Mayes, Victoria and John Doherty, Chloe-Ann Kine, Brianna Johnson.
Sympathisers included: Cilla and Fred Smith (Fred and Brenda Beaver), Andy and Heather Bird (Ketton Sports Association), Ken and Von Preston, June Dickinson (Margaret White), Mr and Mrs P Moore, Jane Waterfall (Emma Waterfall), Rachel Waterfall (Sharon and Paul Morriss), Claudette Herman (Sharon and Bobby), Tracey Jesson (Beth, Oliver, Amelia, Geoff and Janet), Mandy Howard (Jeans girls), Rachael Skellett (Gary Skellett and family), Lindsey Coulston (Danny Coulston, Katherine and Melissa Mortimore), Richard Nicholls, Becky Hufton, Megan and Sarah Dillon, Ginny Kinsey (Keith and Robert Kinsey, Dot Rowe), Lisa Dwyer (Simon Dwyer, Jean Layne), Joe Dwyer (Margaret Dwyer), Darryl and Rachel Beecroft (Andrew and Tracey Barford), Alison Hudson, Philip Cope, Jacqueline Clewlow, Liz Bingham, Pat, John and Anita Fountain (family), Mary Keegan (family), Chris, Julia and Max Durrant (Mark and Mandy Durrant), Chris Parker (Elaine and Andy Parker), Mrs A Couzens (David Couzens and family, Robert and Simon Couzens), Mr G Berridge (Mr J Berridge, Mrs R Peck), Tony and Yvonne Crow (Cheryl, Alan and Donya), Allan Bradshaw (Hazel and family), Andrew Wade, Gillian Harvey, Judith and Maurice Wade, Bryan Neal and Samantha Burrows (Maureen and Bub Burrows), Dan and Doreen Daly (family), Eileen and Dusty Miller (Christine, Mick and Jack Ford), Karen Skellett (Lee, Heidi, Charlie, Julia and Sean), Ray and Jane Davies (family), Mandy Barker and Cicely Barker (Stephen Barker and family, Ketton Primary School), Dennis Preston, Mario Reho, Theresa Nolan and Carol Waltho.