MARY Noble, of Essex Road, Stamford, died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 101.
She was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Watson, of Ashington, Northumberland, and when she was younger worked in service at Ketton Hall. She later worked for Blackstones and Prue Clarke’s Hairdressers.
Mrs Noble was a member of Cruise and the Darby and Joan Club and also assisted in the Salvation Army charity shop. More recently she was a member of Christ Church Day Centre, where she loved meeting her friends.
Widow of George Noble, who died in 1965 aged 58, she leaves her son Albert and daughter Ann Buckley.
The funeral service took place at Marholm Crematorium, the Rev Peter Hart officiating.
Family mourners included: Albert and Thelma Noble, Ann and John Buckley, Lesley, Francis, Robert and James Howard, Frances, Jenni and Mae Aspinal, Robin Jackson, Neil, Joanna and Jessica Buckley (representing family), James, Samantha and Amber Buckley, Liz Hughes (Carol Talbot, Sue Bakwell), Jamie and Cath Ayres.
Sympathisers included: Ena Troop (Leslie Troop), Kath Heyden-Dale (Sandra Woodhouse, Amy Munton), Peter Wise (Daphne and family, Vera Davies), Rev Jane Calderin, Roger and Janet Smith (Ian and Kevin Baxter, Thomas Smith, Christine Abbott), Amy Crisp, Ms C McCarthy (Christ Church Day Centre), Mrs P Patrick (David and family), Mary Heusner, Pat Tibbert, Anne Smith (Graham and family), Mrs G Parsley (Mr G Sorfleet), John Edwards, Mary Carter (family), Paul Carter (family), Derrick and Margaret Walker (Tom and Brenda Francis), Mrs Enid Spires (family, Robinson girls, Pat and Jean and families), Pamela and Clem Walden (family), Margaret Bradshaw (Colin Bradshaw and family), Mrs Ruth Ashton, Janet Watkins (family), John Ingham (Sean Ingham), Syd Bowers, Joyce Jamieson (family), Rosemary MacLennan (family), Pat Graham (Bruce and family), Mrs Mary Worrick (Scott, William and Tom Worrick), David and Gail Genever (family), Gail and David Minchell (Daniel and Aaron), Brian Lonslow (Gillian, Katie and Aidan), Mr Harold Lonslow (Alan Lonslow), Anne (Waldron family), Sue Lambert (Simon, Jack, Samantha), Patrick Kavanagh (family), Chris, Emma, Ryan and Max Abela, Alan Patrick (Margaret and family), Len Burt.