Obituary: Lilian Walker

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Lilian Walker

LILIAN (Lil) Walker, of Church Street, Langham, died at Rutland Care Village, aged 93.

Daughter of John and Elizabeth Walker and sister to Ernest, Benjamin, Norman and Raymond, Lil was born in Langham. She attended the primary school until the age of nine when her mother died and she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Romford. She returned home aged 11 to look after her father and brothers. As well as looking after the family and home, she helped on the family small holding. Lil was also a Corah’s outworker and also spent many years working at Rutland County Museum, a job she loved.

She enjoyed being with her family and her hobbies included playing tennis and tending her lovely garden.

The funeral service took place at Langham Church, Nick Holford officiated and Connie Beadman was organist. Donations were divided between Langham Church and Rutland Memorial Hospital.

Mourners included: Ann Wade, Richard Walker, Janet and David Jones, Susan Westwood, John Walker, David and Marg Walker, Sue and Allan Finnie, Tom and Donna Finnie, Lucy Finnie, Andrew Ainscough, Linda Gibson, Georga Gibson-Smith, Malcolm Smith, Jo, Elisha, Ben and Livvi Elliott, Stewart, Jo, Liz, Marley and Orla Walker, Steven and Kate Walker, Val Page (representing Langham Village Hall), Debbie Sowter, church warden; Clint and Angela Thewlas (Richard and Oliver), Barbara and Gerard Rudkin, Ruth Burdett (Mick and David), David Hill, Audrey Hubbard (Carole hairdresser), Patsey Reid, Jill Smith (Robert, Richard, Tristan), Jackie and John Underwood (Claire, Richard, Simon), Mag Walker (Trevor and Tim Walker), Derek and Maureen Hawes (Jane Hawes), George and Margaret Smith, John Towell; Mike and Gill Frisby and Rosemary and Anthony Wright (Langham Village History Group), Ewen Mulligan, Albert and Brenda Walker (Andrew and Sarah), Mr and Mrs T Coggan (Rutland County Museum), May Tucker (Mary Myers), Pamela Roberts; Liz Wilson and Claire Aldridge (Rutland Care Village), Laurence and Marion Martyn, Mr and Mrs F Ash.