Aged 82, the death occurred on Saturday evening, at 18, Crabb-street, of Mrs Elizabeth Linnitt, wife of Mr John Linnitt. The deceased's brother-in-law (Mr Alfred Linnitt) was buried only a few hours before Mrs Linnitt passed away. Mrs Linnitt, a member of the Rushden branch of the B.W.T.A.U. for many years, attended the Park-road Baptist Church when she was able. Besides the husband, three daughters are left to mourn their loss. Mr Samuel Skinner, of Bournemouth and formerly of Rushden, is the only surviving brother of the deceased.
Mr and Mrs J Linnitt celebrated their diamond wedding in October, 1925, when they received a letter of congratulations and good wishes from the King.
The funeral of Mrs Linnitt took place on Wednesday, the Rev. J A Sutherland officiating. A service was held in the Park-road Baptist Church. Mr J Lindsay Clipson A.R.C.O., played suitable items, and the hymns "Rock of Ages" and "Lead kindly Light" were sung. The mourners were Mr J Linnitt (husband), Mrs S J Partridge, Miss E Linnitt (daughters), Mr A Hanger (son-in-law), Mrs J F Mason (daughter), Mr J F Mason (son-in-law), Mrs J Skinner (sister-in-law), Mr S Skinner (brother), Mrs R Wood, Mrs C Hanger, Mr and Mrs F Payne, Mr and Mrs E Wright, Miss M Mason, Mr S J Bass (grandchildren), Mrs N Skinner, Mrs H Alderman (sisters-in-law), Mrs G Selwood, Mrs W Warner (nieces), Mrs A Linnitt (sister-in-law), Mrs E Ingram, Mrs T Bayes, Mrs G Foster, Mrs E Morris (nieces) and Mrs E Whittington (cousin).
Wreaths were inscribed:
In affectionate remembrance of dear wife and mother.
To dear Grandma, who has gone to live with Jesus, from her little June and Jeffrey
In loving memory of dear Grandma, from Albert, Cyril, Eo, Ernie and Mab.
In loving memory of a dear old friend, Mrs T Allen.
In loving memory of a dear old friend, Mrs J Farey.
With deepest sympathy, from Mrs Hibbert and Mabel.
In loving memory, from brother and niece.
From Milly, Ernest and John, in loving memory of a dear aunt.
In loving sympathy, from Annie, Horace and Elsie.
A token of love and appreciation for long and devoted services, from the Committee, B.W.T.A.U.
In deepest sympathy, A Wilmott and family.
In loving memory, Sarah, Ann, Arthur and Maud.
With deepest sympathy, Annie and family.
To dear Grandma, with fond love, Doris, Frank and Syd.
To loving Grandma, true and kind - A beautiful memory left behind, with deepest sympathy, Mr and Mrs H Payne and family.
In affectionate remembrance, from Lois, Beatrix, Ernest, Horace and Lucy, Northampton.
In loving memory, Sophy, Sis, Mill.
In kind remembrance of a valued friend, Mr and Mrs Desborough.
To dear Aunt Lizzie, from Mr and Mrs G Freeman.
In loving memory of a dear friend, from Grandma Bull and Mrs Stapleton.
Mr and Mrs G Selwood and family.
To dear Grandma, Elsie, Ralph and May.
In loving memory of our dear aunt, from Mrs Alderman and family, Will, Lily and Emily.
In deepest sympathy, from Martha and Gert.
In loving memory of a kind friend, from Mrs Horner and Bert, Irthlingborough.
In remembrance, from Mrs Baker and Mrs Danby.
In loving memory of Aunt Lizzie, from Ethel, Edith, Mary and Elsie.
With deepest sympathy, from Annie and Mary.
From Maggie and Joe Billingham and family.
With deepest sympathy, to an old friend, from Mrs Whittington.
In loving memory of a dear friend, from Ede.
In loving memory of dear auntie, from Mar, Bert and Annie.
In loving memory of a dear sister, from Margaret.
To dear auntie, from Doreen and Margaret.
Mr J Linnitt and family desire to express their sincere thanks for all the messages of condolence in their bereavement, and also for the beautiful wreaths.