A funeral service was held at the Methodist Church, Nafferton on Monday, February 25 for Mrs Eileen Foster of Millingdale Farm who died suddenly in hospital on February 15. She was aged 89 years.
The service was conducted by the Rev Robert Amos and the organist was Sarah Sellar.
Eileen was born in Beeford, the only child of Frederick and Emily Broumpton, and was brought up at Manor Farm, Gembling. She attended Gembling School and then Bridlington High School for Girls and went on to teach at Gembling School.
In 1947 she married Reg Foster and they lived at Millingdale Farm where she remained until her death. Eileen was always busy helping Reg on the farm, especially at lambing time, rearing calves and looking after poultry as well as caring for the family. Millingdale was always an open house and there would be a cup of tea and a piece of cake for anyone who called.
Eileen and Reg were happily married for almost fifty years until Reg sadly died three months before their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Eileen and Reg attended Kelk Chapel all their lives until Eileen was not well enough to continue and she was the organist there for many years. She loved reading, doing crosswords and gardening. In their younger days she and Reg played tennis for Nafferton.
She loved being surrounded by her family and was always pleased to see her ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren who loved her dearly.
She will be greatly missed.
Chief mourners: Margaret & Allan Hook, Kathryn & Paul Monkman, Liz & Mike Phillips, Isabel & Nick Sheard (daughters & sons in law), Jamie Monkman, Deborah & Martin Sutton, Paula & Martin Dean, Ben & Amy Hook, Laura Hook & Jackson Lucitt, Simon Phillips, Matthew Phillips, Rachel & Sam Douglas, Emma Sheard, Robert Sheard & Harriet Ramsey (grandchildren & partners).
Others present: Anne & Ted Hutchinson rep Mr & Mrs Geoff Brumpton, Mrs Freda Watt & Mrs Mary Booth, Harry Hutchinson rep Ruth & Jonathan, George Walker, Mr J Buckton rep Margaret & the Senior Club, Janet Dowson, Olga Ewbank, Mr J Hutchinson rep Mrs N Hutchinson, Linda Marr, John Wresdell rep Mrs O Wresdell, Chris Wresdell, Mr & Mrs Mike Bell, Mr & Mrs M Middlewood, Mr & Mrs N Lamb, Anne Morley, Christine Watson, Mr & Mrs George Pettinger, Yvonne Prescott rep the Senior Club & Mitch & Geoff Kirkwood, Audrey Forbes rep Ian & Sally Lees, Eric Smith, Bill & Yvonne Smith, Diana Blanchard rep Mrs Mary Reed, Susan Ullyott rep the Hall family, Joyce & Joe Tuplin, Graham Foster rep Philip & Margaret Foster, David & Pat Heald, Mrs M Snowden rep Mrs C Martindale, Mr & Mrs M Teasdale, Mr & Mrs M H Clarkson rep Mrs W Thompson, Malcolm Harrison, John & Joan Gledhill, Jill & Keith Pick rep Steve Stubbings & Julie Scruton, Ann & Steve Sutton, Judith Jackson rep Tennis Club, Margaret Johnson rep Anne Pudsey, Joyce & Roger Parkin, Angela & Charles Wiles, Mrs Noreen Rowley rep Norman, Mr & Mrs Derek Rowley, Joan Merritt, Mr & Mrs Peter Monkman, Mary Hudson, Chris & Sue Foster rep Judy Lovel, John Ogden & David & Barbara Gilliat, Gillian Cornfield, Marion Hadfield, Clive Hadfield, Ian & Catherine Kitching rep Audrey Jackson, Richard Johnson, Di Ogden, Anthony Bell rep Frances Bell, Mr J Knowles rep Mr M Young, Stuart & Evelyn Dean, Beth Marshall rep Nigel & Janet Foster, Richard Flack, Archie Flack, Katy Taylor, Tony Riby rep Sheila, Chris Tate rep Paul Butler, Margaret Southwell rep Ullyotts, Neil & Christine Martinson rep Robert & Hilary Bannister, Di Watson rep Tony & family, Annette Rodgers rep Paul, Elizabeth Wood rep Graham, Mr & Mrs Neil Robson, Patricia Southwell, Alan Coy, Neville & Betty Dee, Keith & Mary Harrison, Veronica Hampson, Peter & Marilyn Kitching rep Mr & Mrs P Dunnington & family, Heather Winn, Gerald Winn rep Village Hall, Mrs M Almond, Molly & Richard Palliser, Rose Crawford, Mr & Mrs F Storey, Mr & Mrs Richard Foster rep Mr & Mrs Andrew Foster, Lee & Lesley Edwards, Diana Redman rep Deirdre Blakeston, Mr & Mrs R Jagger, Mr Mark Artley rep Mr K Artley, Roger Thornhill, Joe Karam, John Smith, Mr & Mrs John Hall.