Wright, Helena Marcia
The funeral was held on 22nd August 2008 for the late Helena “Marcia” Wright who died 18th August aged 92 years. Marcia was born in Rudheath on 6th May 1916 to Albert & Lucy Wright, a wheelwright who had a business in Rudheath before moving to Plumley where they lived and worked at Plumley Smithy. She attended schools in Rudheath and Tabley. Moorcroft then became the family home, where she lived for the majority of her life. She was very fond of music and in her younger days she loved to dance and attended dancing classes. Marcia spent a short time nursing, but for most of her life she was employed as an optician’s receptionist. Cats played a large part in her life and over the years there were many different family feline pets, the last one being Dominic, who was a great companion in her final years. Her love and dedication, however, was for her different fund raising events and the many people she met in association with these activities. Over the years she helped to raise thousands of pounds with Charles Bentley. She spent hours of her organisational skills in the form of either Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer. She was a well known figure in the surrounding town & villages, but in particular Allostock, Lower Peover, Plumley and Knutsford. She loved playing cards and attended whist drives in the different local village halls. She was a loyal member for many years of Plumley Friendship Club and the Evergreens Club at Allostock. She was a member of Allostock Social Committee and worked tirelessly raising money for the village hall. She performed for many years on stage in Allostock as a member of the pantomime cast, to give fun and entertainment for the senior citizen’s annual party. She was also one of the founder members of the Allostock Gymkhana Committee. Village Fetes were also special occasions for Marcia, whether it was at Allostock, Lower Peover or Plumley, where she loved the responsibility of a stall or game. She had been involved with Knutsford May Day where she sold programmes for many years with her sisters. In more recent times she loved her involvement with Plumley Chapel helping at Coffee Mornings and Village Hall events. She managed to look after herself with the help of good friends until the age of 91. When she realised that mobility was causing her problems, Mount Pleasant Nursing Home in Allostock became her new home, where she enjoyed being looked after by others. The funeral service at Plumley Methodist Chapel, conducted by Rev’d Charles Makonde, was followed by interment in Lower Peover Cemetery. Flowers were received and donations for the British Heart Foundation. Arrangements by Dodgson’s Funeral Service, Knutsford.