|The Wolverton Express 05 July 1963
with her niece Nellie Cook
Late Mrs. Fanny Irons
The funeral service was held at Castlethorpe parish Church on Tuesday for Mrs. Fanny Irons the oldest resident of the village, who died on June 27 aged 90. She had lived with her niece Mrs. N. Cook at The Cottage, 18, South Street.
Born in the village, Mrs. Irons was widowed 55 years ago and lived in Stony Stratford for 30 years as companion to Miss Amos. She returned to the village six years ago.
The service was conducted by the Rev. H. P. Fuller Rector of Hartwell, and Mrs. W. Cook was organist for the hymn “How sweet the name of Jesus sounds” and the 23rd Psalm (Crimond).
Immediate mourners were: Mrs. N. Cook, Mrs. L. Sprittles, Miss D. Sprittles (nephew and nieces); Mr. L. Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. D. Spittles, Mr. A. Richardson (cousins); Mrs. J. Axon and Eric, Mrs. F. Brown Miss B. M. Fairs (friends); Mr and Mrs. H. Homer.
Also in church were Mrs. Carter, Mrs. J. Brown, Mrs. Lambert, Miss V. Clarke, Mrs. Lord, Miss E. Feasey, Mrs. J. Gobbey, Miss Maning, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Mothersole, Mrs. Herbert and Miss Buxton (also representing Miss A. Buxton).
The floral tributes were inscribed: In sweet and affectionate memory of dear auntie Fan, all my love, Nell; In loving memory of dear Fan, from Alf; In loving memory from Leonard; In loving memory of dear auntie Fan, from David and Kate; With deepest sympathy from her loving nephew and niece Lionel and Dorothy; Tender and loving memories of dear auntie, Ida and Eric.
In loving memory, Lizzie, Joe and Elsie; In affectionate memory, Pam and Harold; In loving memory Millie; Kind thoughts, Edie and Fred; In remembrance and deepest sympathy J. E., F. C., and F. J. Green; With deepest remembrance, Doris and George, Betty and Leslie; To dear Mrs. Irons from Yvonne; With deepest sympathy, r and Mrs. F. Brown and family Stony Stratford; In loving memory, Flo, Owen and family; Deepest sympathy Connie, Ken and Margaret; Kind remembrance of a very dear old lady, Ben Nancy and Charles.
With deepest sympathy Mr. and Mrs. Maltby Marjorie and Ruby; Deepest sympathy, Dr. and Mrs. Cooper; In affectionate remembrance, Florrie and Vera; In affectionate remembrance Beatrice and Nanny; Deepest sympathy E. and M. Buxton and I. V. Eakins; Deepest sympathy Mr and Mrs. Tucker; In loving memory Lizzie and Elsie.
Funeral arrangements were by Mr. B. Sawbridge.