|The Bucks Standard May 14th 1927
DEATH OF MRS. SUSANNAH GREGORY.
The village of Castlethorpe lost one of its oldest and most respected inhabitants in the death of Mrs. Susannah Gregory, who, after intense suffering for the past two years as the result of a seizure, passed peacefully away at her residence on Wednesday, May 4, at the age of 85 years.
The whole of Mrs. Gregory’s life had been spent at Castlethorpe, and, after the accidental death of her husband, Mr. Thomas Gregory, in 1880, Mrs. Gregory took up a general grocery business with which she has since been connected, and by which she will be remembered throughout the neighbourhood. Her kindly disposition and sound Christian character gained for her, both in business and private life, the respect of the residents of the village and all acquainted with her. Our sympathy is expressed to her family in their loss.
Mrs. Gregory was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the parish Churchyard on Saturday last. Many friends of the family attended the burial service, which was conducted by the Rev. W. J. Harkness, M.A. (vicar), assisted by the Rev. E. J. Fenn, M.A. (curate). As a last token of respect the full choir attended the service, the organ being played by Mr. H. H. Middleton. Psalm 23 and the hymns. “Jesu, lover of my Soul” and “O God our help in ages past,” were sung in the church.
A beautiful collection of floral tributes included the following: To dear Mother, from Will and Charlie, U.S.A.; To our dear loving Mother, from her sorrowing daughters Lizzie, Annie and Janie; In affectionate and loving memory of dear Mother, from Arthur and family; In affectionate and loving remembrance of dear Mother from Steve, Maggie and family; In loving memory of dear Mother and Grandma, from Tom, Jennie and Dorothy; In loving memory of dear Grandma, from Nell, Amy and Will; In loving memory of dear Grandma, from Kit and Harry; In affectionate remembrance of dear Grandma, from Doris and Roy; To dear Grandma, from Amy, Elsie and Phyllis; In loving memory of dear Aunt, from Emma and Kate; In kind remembrance of dear Aunt, from Lizzie and Joe; With deep sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Barford; With sincere sympathy, from Sir Arthur and Lady Holland, and Miss Holland; Very sincere sympathy with all the family, from Mrs. Watts; With deep sympathy from Mrs. F. Farney Brown; In sincere sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Whiting; In affectionate remembrance from Mrs. Jones and family; With deepest sympathy from Miss M. Ross; With deepest sympathy, from family of late Thomas rainbow; In memory of happy friendship and with sincere sympathy, from Mrs. Cook and family; In respect and sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. H. Middleton; With deep sympathy, from S. Compton and family; In remembrance of a dear friend, from Mrs. Coey and Earnie; With deepest sympathy from Florrie.