Jean Rudolf

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Jean Rudolf, daughter of the late Jessie and Frank Robinson - Long Sutton historian and former registrar of births, marriages and deaths - passed away aged 86 at the Isabel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City. 
She was born at The Hive in Market Street, Long Sutton, in 1928, the family moving to Gedney Road in the 1930s. 
During World War Two she attended Wisbech High School and was a keen hockey player and a musician, playing the piano, as well as the violin as a member of the Tallis Trimnell String Orchestra. 
She worked for a time at a children’s home in Long Sutton, and then trained as a librarian working in various libraries including Spalding Ayscoughfee, and Peterborough.
In 1953 she married Raimund Rudolf at Spalding Roman Catholic Church and, after a short stay in Peterborough, they moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire where she lived for the rest of her life - Raimund worked for Hatfield Development Corporation for many years.
During her latter years Jean retained her interest in literature and music, and enjoyed her memories and recollections of Long Sutton. 
She was an enthusiastic Lincolnshire Free Press subscriber for many years, and read it thoroughly every week.
A funeral service was held at the Harwood Park crematorium in Stevenage on October 20.
Jean is survived by her three children, Anne (who lives in Australia), Christopher and Sally, and by her brother, Bruce, who lives in Norfolk.