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Rushden Echo & Argus, 17th March 1939, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mrs Ellen Hodby

Mrs Ellen Hodby, whose death occurred at the Mary Abbott’s Hospital, Kensington, London, on the fifth of this month, was a resident and native of Knotting Green, Beds., where she was a member of the local branch of the Mothers’ Union. She had been a patient for six weeks in the Brompton Hospital, and was transferred to Kensington on the Wednesday before her death. A husband, three sons and two daughters are bereaved.

The Rev J W Weldon Davies conducted the funeral service at Knotting Church on Thursday of last week, and the family mourners were: Mr L Hodby (husband), Mrs C Knight and Miss W Hodby (daughters), Messrs A Hodby, C Hodby and J Hodby (sons), Mr and Mrs W Salisbury, Mr and Mrs J Salisbury (brothers and sisters-in-law), Mr J Salisbury (brother), Mr C Knight (son-in-law), Mr and Mrs F Bayes (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr G E Hodby (brother-in-law), Miss Darnell (cousin), and Mr and Mrs Horn (cousins).

There were also present many friends and neighbours of Knotting and Knotting Green.

The inscriptions on the floral tributes were as follows:-
In memory of a dear Wife and Mother, from Husband and family (Knotting Green); In memory of Mother, from Nellie, Albert, Dorothy and Cecil; With deepest sympathy, from Bill, Jane and family; Love to Granny, from Baby Joan; Sister Louie and Nellie; From Mrs G S Mason and Mrs A L Sanders (Rushden); Deepest sympathy, Mr and Mrs Prince and family (Knotting); Brother Jim, Maggie and Leslie (Irchester); Loving memory of a dear Sister, from Joe; With deepest sympathy, Mr and Mrs Bosworth and family; Heartfelt sympathy, Frank, Liz and family (Rushden), and Ted (Lincs.); From friends and neighbours at Knotting and Knotting Green, with deepest sympathy; Deepest sympathy, from Aunt Kiz and family and Nellie (Leicester); Deepest sympathy, from the Knotting members of the Mothers’ Union; In loving memory of my dear Godmother, Georgie Wrench; Deepest sympathy, from Mr and Mrs Headland (Souldrop); In loving memory of Nellie, from Ernest and Mabel (Sharnbrook) and Emily and Bessie (Bournemouth).

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