Obituary: Kathleen May Dalton

The funeral service for Kathleen May Dalton, aged 96 years of Market Rasen, was held at the Salvation Army Citadel.
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Major David Garrad officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall.

Kathleen May was born on January 2, 1920, to Stephen and Ethel Curtis at the Gatehouse, Walesby, the third of four children.

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She attended the Wesleyan School in Market Rasen and left at the age of 13 to go into service in Middle Rasen.

She met Sydney Dalton and they were married in 1942.

They started their married life at Croxby, where their son peter was born.

The family later moved to Lissington and finally settled in Market Rasen in the 1950s, where Sydney had his own business running a fruit and veg shop and Kathleen had a clothes shop, Kathleen’s Fashions.

When Kath closed her shop in the late 70s, she helped Sydney in the fruit shop, until his death in 1983.

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Kath was a volunteer with the WRVS, regularly helping out with meals on wheels.

After Kath retired, she was involved in many of the clubs in the Market Rasen area and one that was extra special to her was the Salvation Army.

She would often help out in the kitchen and the shop. She became treasurer of the Over 60s club and eventually became a soldier.

Whilst she was able, she would often play the organ at the Sunday morning service.

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Kath was blessed with four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Family mourners were: Peter and Om Dalton (son and daughter-in-law); Leigh Dalton (rep Phyliss), Timothy and Rachelle Dalton (rep Ellis Dalton, great-grandson), Lucy Dalton (rep Wayne Dyson), Joanna Drake and Andy Hallam (grandchildren and partners); Phillip Drake (great-grandson); Daniel and Emily Drake (great-grandson and partner, rep Luke, Grace, Jacob and Imogen, great-great grandchildren); Tiegan Dalton, Ciaran Dalton (great-grandchildren).

Friends at the service were: David Islip (also rep. Pearl Islip); Mr and Mrs M White; Philip Moore; Audrey Gaunt; Adrian Tutty; Gill Forster; Jaqueline Ranby (also rep Philip Ranby); Des and Lorraine Goulsbra; S Norman (also rep Lisa); Paul and Maureen Pearce; Margaret Fulston; Miss C Maycock; Carol Davison (also rep Waterloo House); Mr and Mrs G Thompson; Tony Hall (also rep Patricia Hall); Frank Fieldsend; John Franklin (Sgt Major); Ida Franklin; Sharleen Franklin; Sheila Dinmore; Ros and Eric Dalton; Phil Sharp; Mr and Mrs Chapman; Mr and Mrs McCutcheon; Sandra Tindall (also rep Keith); Shirley Parker; R J Smart; Jackie Rhoades; Glenda Taylor; Margaret Tymond; Jan Burgess; Michael Burgess; Vivienne Hildred (also rep Waterloo House); Brian Marshall; Jean Marshall; Roy Stimson; Jenny Stimson; Rex Saunby; Joan Saunby.