Funeral report for the late Ethel Palin The funeral has taken place on 8th October 2008 for the late Ethel Palin née Towers, who died 1st October aged 94 years. Ethel was born in Northwich in 1914, the eldest of three children having a younger sister Hilda and younger brother Jack. She was brought up and attended school in Northwich. She married Alfred Palin on 5th November 1935 at Lostock Parish Church, settling first in Lostock before moving to Rudheath. Sadly Ethel was widowed in 1974. She worked as a machinist at the silk factory Lomas & Spencer in Northwich. Her interests included knitting, travel, gardening, family and the WI at Shurlach Methodist Chapel, Rudheath. Ethel is survived by her son Alan and daughter Ruth. The committal service held at Altrincham Crematorium was conducted by Revd Pat Billsborrow. Family flowers and donations for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.