Obituary of Vera Bell, 88, of Burton Agnes

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A funeral service was held at St Martin’s church, Burton Agnes on August 31 for Mrs Vera Bell who died peacefully in Bridlington Hospital on August 22. She was 88.

The service was conducted by the Rev James Anderson and the organist was Mr Peter Maw.

Vera was born in Hutton Cranswick and then moved to Gembling where she attended primary school, followed by Bridlington High School.

She married Manny Bell and they lived at Manor Farm, Gransmoor and latterly in Driffield. She enjoyed playing tennis, travelling, shopping and entertaining.

Chief mourners: Anthony & Frances Bell (son & daughter in law), Diana (daughter), Julia & Jonathan (granddaughter & husband), Nicola & Gary (granddaughter & husband), Robert & Alison (grandson & wife), Eleanor & Luke (granddaughter & partner), Timothy & Laura (grandson & partner), Verity & Reg (granddaughter & partner), Isabella, Madelaine, Felix, Evie, Rafferty, Grace & Olivia (great grandchildren).

Others present: Wendy Field, Mary Hanson, Freda Watt, Judith Lovel, John Ogden, Ann Warkup rep Mrs Irene Benson & Mrs Kirkwood, Ann Walmsley rep Mr D Walmsley, Mr & Mrs John Rivis, Albert & Bessie Heron, Michael Martin rep Carol, Daphne Gaunt, Mrs Ann Beal rep Miss A Latham & Mrs M Medforth, Barbara Spendlow (sister in law), Cristabel Rowley & Dave McEwan (niece & partner), Janet Robinson rep John Robinson, Mr P Hagyard, Judy & Sam Beachell rep Mary Ramsay & Eileen Hood, Ian & Susan Scruton, Jennifer Atkinson, Peter Hepworth rep Keith & Anita Schubert, Alf & Mary Kirby, Margaret Leason, Anthony Trowhill, Mr & Mrs T Richardson rep Mr & Mrs L Cawkwell, Michael & Liz Phillips rep Richard & Liz Megginson, Kath & Paul Monkman, Mrs E Long rep Mabel & Alec Taylor, Margaret Thompson rep Sandra Stubbings, Chrissie Stubbings rep Richard, Mike & Joan Bell (son & daughter in law), Rebecca & Stuart Bell (grandchildren), Roger & Joyce Parkin, Susan Megginson rep Mr & Mrs P Megginson & Mr & Mrs D Thomas, Elizabeth Langhamer rep Robin Langhamer, Mr & Mrs F Ullyott rep Mrs Lynn Morris & Members of Driffield Support Group for St Catherine’s, Clive & Christine Hadfield, Mary Sterriker, Karen Warkup, Mr D Jackson,Christine Bristow rep Ralph Beevers, Mr & Mrs Philip Foster, Wendy Fenton, Mr William Legard, Steve Stubbings, Julie Scruton, Gillian & Joanna Cornfield, Philip Warkup, Mary Phillips rep the Trout Inn, Angela Jones rep RNLI, Yvonne Bell, Freda Slingsby rep Gary Slingsby, Chris & Sue Foster, John & Jill Seaton rep Carol & Alan Hardy, Peter Morley rep Barbara Morley,Alan & Margaret Hook rep the family, Eileen Foster & Ted & Anne Hutchinson, Keith Hawkins, Morag Atkinson, Heather Ogden, Andrew Kempston-Park, Mr W Boynton, Gillian O’Conner rep David Rogers, Mr & Mrs Nigel Foster, Nick & Isobel Sheard, Jane Bell, Jill Gibson, Tim & Susannah Bristow.