A funeral was held in Selby Abbey this morning for Jean Allerton, 72 years old of Hardy Street, Selby.
The church was full as the ceremony began with a song by the drifters, 'save the last dance for me'. Opening prayers were read aloud by the reverend. Then the lords prayer was read aloud by family and friends. The lovely hymn, 'make me a channel of your peace' was sang in the Abbey.
Jean was renowned for her work within the local community, she worked closely with board members at Selby Council and was often vice chair for committee meetings. Jean will be remembered by many as helping to improve the Abbotts Road estate were she lived and attained crucial funding for facilities, furthermore Jean helped the Flaxley Road estate to receive funding. A cheerful note was touched on from her hard work allowing her to be picked up home in Hardy Street and chauffeur driven to local meetings.
Tributes were heard as a poem was read from Jean's grandchildren. Her love for jive dancing where she met her husband Ron at the Selby Railway club, her love for butterflies and making craft cards were also remembered.
The service ended with music from Engelbert Humperdincks, 'The Last Waltz,
A collection was held for the British Heart Foundation and Selby Abbey