THE funeral of company director Jean Warner, 72, of Little Bytham, took place at Bourne Abbey Church, the Rev Peter Lister officiating. Cremation at Marholm followed.
Daughter of Albert and Irene Parkinson, she was educated at Blairgowrie School, Scotland and Holly Lodge Girls College, Liverpool.
From 1963 to 1990, together with her late husband Michael, she built up the successful printing and publication businesses of Warners Midlands Plc and Warners Group Publications Plc.
She enjoyed travelling, especially cruises and working on crosswords and Sudoku, and was also an animal lover and adored her cats. After retiring she spent much of her time enjoying her home and garden.
Bereaved are her sons Stephen, Philip and Richard.
Family mourners included: Stephen and Lisa Warner, Philip and Jeannette Warner, Richard and Amber Warner (representing Maria Lorex), Michael, Christopher and Emily Warner, Canon Bill and Jo Todd, Susan Todd, Paul Todd, Anne and Dave Mason, Philip and Christopher Mason, Geoff Hayward (Helen, Archie and Christine Fleming, Andrew and Laura Fleming, Thomas, Donald and Finlay Fleming, Alex and Celia Patton, Julie Patton (Dominic Cowen).
Sympathisers: P Bloodworth and family (Ron Pick),Barry Towell (family), Mavis Smith, Richard Hegarty (Hegarty family), Mick and Hazel Willerton, Stephen and Debbie Collins, Adrian and Margaret Smith, Ted Pass ( Joan Pass and Ruth Stroud), John Sismey (Margaret Sismey and the staff of Lahoma Engineers), John and Kay Bower, Barry John Hunt, Mr M Lane ( Mrs C Lane), Amanda Forrest, Lorna Green, Graham and Cicely Chapman ( Mrs Sellars), Ray Vokes (Chris Vokes), Mrs Stella North, Toshizo Nishihara, Margaret Osborne (Simon), Eric and Ann Hayhurst, Mrs Judith Simpson (Mr Richard Simpson and Caroline Penny) John and Judy Smith, Dennis Read ( Brenda Read Charles Archer), Fiona and Gordon Baldwin, Liz Wibberley (HSBC Bank).
Beverly Francis, John Greenwood, Angela Nicholls (Trevor Hollinshead), Diane Stabler, Robert Pearson, Barbara Windsor (Roger Windsor), Colin and Barbara Wheat ( Natalie Cole, Steven Cole, Beverley Wheat), Patrick Walker, Denis Greenfield ( Yvonne Greenfield), Ian Greenfield ( Kevin Greenfield), Chris Good, Douglas Pinkney, John and Connie Beadman, Mike and Anne Beadman, Francis and Barbara Hanson, (Nigel Burton, Simon Wall, Lynne Griffiths, Mary and Ray Grove, Suzie and Derek Layton), Joan English.