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Eaton, Marjorie

The funeral was held on 24th October for the late Marjorie Eaton of Plumley who died on 13th October 2006 aged 87 years. Marjorie was born at Spring Bank Farm Lostock Green on 1st January 1919 she was the third child and first daughter of John and Esther Eaton. Shortly after her birth they moved to Lane Ends Farm in Marston where the family was completed with the birth of her younger sister. Marjorie attended Marston school and was bouquet bearer to the first Marston Rose Queen. Suddenly when she was 10 years old her father died her mother continued to run the farm with the children helping with their own jobs. At the age of 11 Marjorie passed her exam and went to Sir John Deane's Grammar School in Northwich cycling there every day. One morning she passed a row of derelict houses which had disappeared by the time she returned home due to subsidence caused by the salt mines. Marjorie began to have piano lessons; her interest in music stayed with her and in later life she was in the chapel choir and attended The Halle Orchestra Concerts in Manchester with other choir members. When she was 20 the war started and Marjorie joined the Red Cross based in Lostock Gralam for which she received a badge. She married John Eaton on 12th March 1947 they spent their honeymoon in Rhos-on-Sea before moving to Beech House Farm with John's parents moving into the bungalow they had built next door. Daughter Dorothy was born in 1948 followed by son James in 1953 and holidays were usually spent at Colwyn Bay. Marjorie and her family were regular worshippers at Plumley Methodist Church for many years she was an active member in the Guild helping to serve teas at the annual bazaar in the village hall. Her latter years were difficult due to her failing health which took away some of her hearing and communication skills. Marjorie leaves her children Dorothy and James son in law Stephen and grandchildren Christopher Richard Rebecca Rachel Stephanie & Samuel. The service was held at Plumley Methodist Church followed by interment at Lower Peover Churchyard. Revd Russell Rigby conducted the service. In addition to family floral tributes donations were received for Plumley Methodist Church and the Stroke Association. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service Northwich.

Eaton Marjorie

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