Obituary: Elsie Le Fevre

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The funeral service for Elsie Le Fevre took place at Oakham Methodist Chapel, the Rev Russell Parker officiating.

Elsie died at Oak House Residential Home, Greetham, where she had lived for more than 14 years. She was 92.

Born in Leicester, she was the eldest daughter of Len and Florence Harris and had two younger sisters.

On leaving school she worked in an office at Chilpruffe in Leicester and was a regular member of St Barnabas Church. At the age of 18 she joined the ATS during the Second World War, reaching the rank of corporal, which she was very proud of.

Elsie married Ray in 1943 and they had a son Paul and daughter Mary.

In 1981 Elsie moved with Ray to Oakham and became involved in Oakham Methodist Church.

She loved being with her grandchildren, going on holidays and days out with them.

Widow of Ray, who died in 1983, she leaves her daughter Mary, four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her son Paul died in 2003.

Family mourners included: Mary Le Fevre-Smith, Nancy Le Fevre (daughter-in-law), Elizabeth and Mick Doherty, Danielle and Simon Pierce, Adam and Jules, Carly and Sarah, Katie, Becky and Niamh, Harry and Bella Pierce, Mavis and Eric Phillips, Mark and Caroline Phillips, Carl Phillips, Ginnette Phillips, Dot and Mike Woods.

Sympathisers included: Linda, Gill and staff from Oak house and ladies from Oakham Methodist Fellowship.