Mrs Bertha Mary Leggett, of Epsom Grove, Bletchley, and formerly of Pennygate, Spalding, has died in Milton Keynes Hospital on April 11. She was 85.
Mrs Leggett was born and educated in Spalding, and had lived in the town up to her move to Milton Keynes in 2012.
She was a retired sales assistant, working for Gibbs Shoes, Bates Pet Supplies (Winsover Road) and Woolworth. She attended Age Concern in Spalding during her later years in the town.
Mrs Leggett’s interests included singing, cooking and baking and UK travel.
Some of her travel destinations included Devon and Cornwall, Norfolk and Scotland.
Following her wedding in 1955, she and her late husband Derek, spent their honeymoon on a motorcycle tour of Devon and Cornwall, prompting the Lincolnshire Free Press/Spalding Guardian headline ‘And the bride wore a crash helmet to match’.
Mrs Leggett leaves her son Michael, of Milton Keynes.
A funeral service was held at St John’s Church, Spalding, followed by cremation at South Lincolnshire Crematorium, Surfleet.
Family mourners were Michael and Patricia Leggett, Mr and Mrs Edwin Adams, Peggy Kitchen, Ken and Dee Foster, Thomas and Gillian Foster, David Reedman, Chris Reedman (Diane and Tony Crossan), Robert Adams, Louise Urry, Stuart Thirkell, Mr and Mrs R Exton, Mrs Ann Waudby, Mr and Mrs G Foster, Becky Adams, Thomas Adams, Rebecca Thirkell, Rita Temple and Rosie Temple.