THE funeral service for Joyce Bagshaw, of Cambridge Road, Stamford, took place at All Saints’ Church, Stamford, the Rev M Warwick officiating.
Born in Great Casterton, Joyce moved with her family to Two Normanton Cottages, and left school at the age of 15 to work at Martins Cultivators, Ryhall Road, Stamford.
She attended Stamford Technical College in Broad Street in the evenings and trained as a shorthand typist. She passed all of her exams and became a very accomplished typist.
At the age of 17 she left Martins to work at the Henry McNair iron foundry in Ryhall.
She met her future husband, Henry, at the age of 16, when she went roller skating at the rink run by Will Darnes at Lansbury Hall, Stamford.
At the age of 18 Henry was conscripted into the Army for his National Service. On completion of his training in Lincoln with the Royal Lincs Regiment he was sent to Malaya for two years. Joyce and Henry married when he returned from Malaya, and he rejoined Castle Cement. They lived in Stamford for the rest of their very happy life together.
Joyce later worked for Renewells at South Luffenham and Twilleys in Casterton Road, Stamford, in the display department.
She always busied herself by sewing, embroidery, doughcraft and crosswords. She loved her family, daughter Amanda, son-in-law Ian, grandchildren Sarah and Ben and also her new great grandson Oscar.
Family mourners included: Henry Bagshaw (widower), Amanda Storey, Ian Storey, Sarah Storey, Benjamin Storey, Oscar Storey, Natasha Burton, Peggy Whitmore, Tony Whitmore, Heidi Whitmore, Leanne Whitmore, Joan Price, John Price, Neil Price, Molly Vickers, Betty Woodcock, Eileen Hodgkin, Peter Bagshaw. Susan Bagshaw, Norman Bailey, David Bailey, Richard Hopkins, Joanne Hopkins, Brandon Hopkins, Daniel Hopkins, Mary Ruscillo, Tony Ruscillo, Ann Marie Schieferstein, Carl Schieferstein, Darren Schieferstein, Mary Ablett, Richard Ablett, Clare Gutteridge, Bobbie Arnold,
Sympathisers included: Mr and Mrs Waldram, Terry and Barbara Smith, Mrs I Jarvis (representing Mr S Jarvis), Anne and Fred (Ernie) Wallace (Budge and Bett Bell), Reg and Marina Grimmer, E Arling (P Arling), Jeff and Ann Cutforth (Ivor and Marylin Bennett and Cutforth family), Rose Broadbent (Eddie Broadbent), Joanne Sumpton (Daniel and Oliver Sumpton, Alison and David Mann and family), Julie Clingo (Chris Clingo and family, Andrew and Fiona Bagshaw and family), Mr and Mrs Blanchard, Mr and Mrs Hardy, Mr and Mrs Dawson, Mrs Hill (Mr Bell), Edna and Norman Howard, Mary Nicholson, Anne Odlin, Wendy and Brian Hughes, David Woodcock (Marian Woodcock), Mr and Mrs David Bell, Mrs Kaye Wing (Mr Michael Wing), Shaun Horsley (Robin Horsley, Nelsons), Cis and Ally Woodruff and family, Mrs Edith Fordham (Fred), Mrs Nora Harris, Marian Freeman, Christine and Paul Sentance, Roy Prentice, Jeannie Dykes (district nurses), Joe and Joan Cooper, Mrs Susan Dawson (Clare Dawson), Ivan and Diana Bland (Jonathan Bland), John and Maria Wigginton (Robert and family, Lisa and family), Bill Bentley (family), Albert and Pat Barlow, Joe and Queenie Frisby, Hilda and Ian Barratt and family, Jacky Mobbs, Angie Butler, Keith Hudson, Gill Hudson, Jean Parsons.