The funeral was held recently for Sylvia May Holmes of Rudheath, who died on 13th March 2012, aged 86 years. Sylvia was born in Northwich, on 22nd August 1925, to Allan and Annie Waldron, the middle child of three having two brothers Stan and Kenneth. She grew up in Northwich and attended Victoria Road School and later Rudheath School. On 25th March 1950, Sylvia married Kenneth Holmes at St. Helenís Parish Church, Witton, Northwich settling in Rudheath where they remained. Sylvia worked for her aunt who owned the clothes shop, F. Birch in Church Street, Northwich and eventually became the owner. She was a member of Lach Dennis W.I. and attended Lostock Green Methodist Church. Sylvia is survived by her husband Kenneth, daughter Joanne and grandchildren Poppy and Nathan. The service at Lostock Green Methodist Church was conducted by Revd Hilary Howarth, prior to interment at Rudheath Cemetery. Family flowers were received and donations for Lostock Green Methodist Church and Wythenshawe Hospital Cardiology Unit. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green, Northwich.