Anderson, Phyllis Annie
Funeral report for the late Phyllis Anderson The funeral was held on 25th October 2008 for the late Phyllis Anderson nťe Micklewright, who died 18th October aged 93 years. Phyllis was born in 1915 in Lostock Green and was one of eight children. Through hard work and dedication she won a scholarship to Sir John Deaneís, where she developed a skill and interest in figures. This served her well throughout her career at ICI and Thompsonís Newsagents. During her late teens and early 20ís, Phil as she was known joined in the hectic social life of her sisters and their male admirers, one of whom, the late Brandon Anderson, she had known since primary school. They married in 1941 and like many of her generation found the first years of married life disrupted by the terrible events of the early 40ís. After the conflict Phil, or Mick as Brandon often called her, settled down to family life in Rudheath, and shortly afterwards Tricia was born followed a little while later by her brother John. During this time she became deeply involved in the local parish church and a lifetime of service and commitment to the local parish began. For many years she worked hard on the parish committee, was a leading light in the local Mothers Union and served as a typist for the Rudheath parish magazine. She had a deep love of music, playing both the piano and organ. She was the organist at St Thomasís Church, Rudheath and often played for services at St Helenís Church, Northwich. Her interests included cooking, knitting and holidays with Brandon in Southern Europe. She revelled in the love of her children and always enjoyed the quality time with her three grandchildren. One of her proudest achievements was to become a great grandma. Phyllis is survived by her daughter Patricia, son John, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service held at St Helenís Church, Northwich, conducted by Revd Barry Jobber, was followed by interment in Rudheath Cemetery. Family flowers and donations for St Helenís Church were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.