Betty Elizabeth Clark

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FORMER teaching assistant Betty Elizabeth Clark has died at her home in Skegness, aged 75, after bravely fighting ovarian cancer.

Miss Clark, who was born in Skegness and lived in the town all her life, leaves daughters Deborah Clark and Nina Brown, granddaughters Jade and Tessa Clark, brother Michael Clark, and sisters Janet Hallam and Margaret Farmer.

She was a physical education teachers assistant at Skegness Grammar School and the Lumley School, before working as a credit controller at Sanderson Forklifts.

She was also a family support worker for social services.

She loved all her jobs and was an active citizen of Skegness all her life, before reluctantly retiring at the age of 70.

Outside of work, she was a youth leader at Skegness Youth Club, a swimming teacher at the old outdoor pool and played netball and hockey for many years.

She loved elephants and travelled to Africa with her friend Jean Marshall to go on safari.

She loved walking and cycling, and took part in the Skegness to Horncastle walk when she was younger, and would often be seen around town on her bike, running errands for others. She was also a member of the U3A.

The funeral service, conducted by the Rev Christine Anderson, was held at St Matthew’s Church, Skegness, followed by cremation at Alford.

Family mourners: daughter Deborah Clark and partner Martin Shaw, daughter Nina Brown and husband Nigel Brown, granddaughter Jade Clark and partner Liam Stockman, granddaughter Tessa Clark, brother Michael Clark and wife Margaret Clark, sister Janet Hallam and husband Roy Hallam, sister Margaret Farmer and husband Ivan Farmer, and sisters-in-law Carole Clarke and Jean Foxon.

Funeral directors were Skegness and District Funeral Services.