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Marion Fenna 1927 - 2018


Marion was born in Gorton, Lancashire in 1927, the youngest of four children. She had a happy childhood despite WWII starting when she was 12. After leaving school Marion trained as a book keeper. In 1946 she met an airman, Stan Fenna, at a dance at Belle View, Manchester. They fell in love and were married at Brookfield Church, Gorton in 1948.

In 1966 Marion moved to Wigston with her husband Stan, daughter Pam and niece Barbara before moving to Great Glen in 1969 where she worked in patient accounts at Stretton Hall Hospital. During this time three grandsons, a grand nephew and grand niece joined the family. Marion was always happy to do a spot of babysitting and took an avid interest in how they were doing at school and what they were up to. Marion threw herself into village life joining the Methodist Church, the League of Friends for Stretton Hall, a knit and natter group, flower arranging class and dancing group, as well as helping with local fundraising. Even with a busy life she always made time for the family, sharing many happy cottage holidays.


Marion and Stans final move was to Kibworth in 1991 where they settled in Church Close. Marion made many good friends at Kibworth Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Contact Group, Senior Citizens Lunch Club, Ladies Fellowship and attended regularly on Sunday mornings until ill health prevented her. Friends at church remember her lemon drizzle cake and amazing flower arrangements. Along with Stan she went to many other groups in the village including the Gardening Club and Kibworth Society. They also enjoyed the shows put on by Last Minute Theatre, especially the pantomime. Marions was a life well lived and we have many happy memories of the good times before she became ill a few years ago.

Stan and the family would like to thank everyone for the many cards of condolence and support shown especially by Rev Andrew Murphy and members of the Methodist Church. Also many thanks to J. Stamp and Sons, who did a wonderful job of handling the funeral arrangements and making sure everything went smoothly on the day in spite of the blizzard and icy conditions, not forgetting Heather Pickering and Boboli who fed us handsomely.



 Issue 400
March 2018

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