The funeral was held on 9th May for the late Mary Preston of Northwich who died on 25th April 2006 aged 79 years. Mary was born in Northwich to the late George and Mary-Alice Ledwards. She was brought up in Northwich and later attended Rudheath Secondary Modern School, being amongst the first intake at the new school. Mary was the wife of Ronald Preston, who passed away in 1980. During her working life, she was employed as manageress of the record stall on Northwich Market. She enjoyed being with her family and going on holidays, she was a member of Wings Club in Northwich, where she liked dancing and socialising with her friends, she was also a supporter of Northwich Victoria Football Club. Mary leaves her long term partner Ron Baskerville, daughters Linda and Elaine, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and sons-in-law Paul and Phil. The service was held at St Helenís Parish Church, Northwich conducted by Rev Paul Dawson and was followed by committal at Walton Lea Crematorium. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for St Lukeís Hospice. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.