OBITUARY: Mrs Jean Watts

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Mrs Jean Hannah Watts, of West Street, Bourne, died on October 15 in Peterborough City Hospital. She was 83.

She was born in Wisbech to the late Charles and Kathleen Putterill and went to school in Sutton St James and Spalding.

Mrs Watts worked at the Johnson Hospital in Spalding, and on the land, and met her husband Bryan in 1952.

They moved to Dyke Fen in 1957, starting their own farming business.

At the age of 59 Jean was widowed and moved from the farm to Stubbs Close Dyke, spending time with her grandchildren and going on holidays with her family.

She later moved to the Alms Houses in Bourne where she made lots of new friends at the Darby and Joan Club and the Butterfield Centre.

She enjoyed doing word searches, watching television and following cricket and Formula 1 racing.

Mrs Watts leaves her daughters Susan Barnett, of Bourne, and Christine Hill, of Baston, and son George Watts, of Bourne.

A funeral service took place at Bourne Abbey Church.

Family mourners were Susan and Tony Barnett, George and Gail Watts, Christine Hill, Darren Barnett and Lindsey McKenzie, Matthew Barnett, David Watts, Alice Watts and Adam Strickson, Stephanie Watts and Chris Fidler, Shannon Hill, Eileen and Denny Barker, Shirley and Peter Hall (family), Terry and Bet Putterill (family), David and Liz Putterill (family), Carol and Neil Johnson, Richard and Ann Putterill, Maxine Chandler, Theresa Gillet, Tanya Carrot, Marion and Mick Scrupps.

Betty Putterill and Janet Pell were unable to attend.