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Morley, Gladys

The funeral was held recently (12th September) for the late Gladys Morley of Rudheath, who died on 2nd September 2011, aged 94 years. Gladys was born in Winsford on 11th March 1917, she was one of three daughters born to Ethel and Harry Pinton, having two sisters May and Margaret. She began her schooling in Winsford, then family moved to West Avenue, Rudheath and Gladys completed her education at Victoria Road School, staying until she was 14. After leaving school she went to work at Bannermans in Altrincham, travelling each day on the train. During one journey she met her future husband Ken. However Ken then went into the Army, but they managed to get married in 1940, whilst he was doing his Military Service. After their marriage Gladys worked for 2 years until her first child was born, then she gave up work to care for her family. Following Kenís demob from the Army; the family and her mother moved to East Avenue in 1944 and remained there. Gladys was a volunteer in the library housed at the Old St Johnís Church School. She was also an active member of Rudheath and Lach Dennis W.I. as well as a member of Northwich Mothersí Union . In her spare time Gladys was an avid knitter and had won a Gold Medal at The Cheshire Show for her work. She knitted all her life and produced garments for all her close family and her extended family. She was also a skilled dressmaker and made wedding and bridesmaids dresses as well as costumes for the Rudheath Fete. Gladys and her husband Ken were active members and regular worshippers at St Thomasí Church, Rudheath. They both loved their holidays and travelled all over the UK. They also visited Holland and South Africa to see their son John who was working there. In 2000, when they were both in their 80ís, they went to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau. Gladys also enjoyed her garden, especially the flowers, which she used for her flower arranging. Gladys is survived by her children John and Susan, daughter-in-law Angela, son-in-law David, her grandchildren Gareth, Alwyn, Jeanette & Stephen, her great grandchildren James, Rebecca, Georgia, Alexander, Keane & Nate and her friends. The service and committal at Altrincham Crematorium were conducted by Revd Barry Jobber. Family floral tributes were received and donations for The Church of England Childrenís Society. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green Northwich.

Morley Gladys

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