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Friday 14 September 1951 – Death of Norah Esther Tyler Keen, aged 45

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Deaths
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
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Her many friends will regret the death of Mrs Norah Esther Tyler Keen, wife of Mr John Keen of 7 Synehurst, Badsey, which took place at Evesham Hospital on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.  Aged 45, she was the eldest daughter of Mrs & the late Mr Thomas Hartwell, of the Silk Mills, and took an active interest in local social activities, being a member of the WI and a keen exhibitor at the annual Flower Show.  She is survived by her husband, one son, one daughter and two step-daughters.  The funeral takes place at Badsey this (Friday)afternoon at 2.30 pm.

The following week, the Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer reported on the funeral:


The funeral of Mrs Norah Esther Tyler Keen of No 7 Synehurst, Badsey, whose death at Evesham Hospital was reported last week, took place at Badsey on Friday afternoon, the interment in the parish churchyard being preceded by a service in St James’ Church.  The Vicar, Rev W B Chapman, officiated.  Mrs G W Marshall was at the organ, and members of the local branch of the Women’s Institute choir were also present.  Family mourners were:  Mr John Keen (husband), Miss Jacqueline Keen (daughter, Mr Deryck Hartwell (son), Mrs E M McNab and Miss P Keen (step-daughters), Mrs T Hartwell (mother), Mr Elgar Hartwell (brother), Mrs W Churchley and Mrs T Bennett (sisters), Mrs D Hartwell (daughter-in-law), Mrs E Hartwell, Mrs W Rowe (Birmingham), Mrs W Bromley (Birmingham), Mrs A Keen, Mrs C Keen (sisters-in-law), Mr R McNab (stepson-in-law), Messrs W Churchley, T Bennett and C Keen (brothers-in-law), Mr & Mrs A Stanton, Mr J Keen, Mrs F Holley, Mrs Attenborough (nephews and nieces), Mr & Mrs A J Tyler (cousins, Mrs G H Crane, Mrs H Dungworth, Mrs M Potter (aunts), Mr Alan Marshall (representing British Road Services), Mr L Leatham (representing Messrs Leatham & Wallace, Liverpool) and Mr T Marshall.  There were numerous members of the local branch of the Women’s Institue under their president, Mrs S B Carter, while members lined up on either side of the churchyard as the cortege entered the church.  The floral tributes included wreaths from “Women’s Institute”, “Leatham & Wallace, Liverpool”, “Hugh Richmond, Glasgow”, “All the Boys at British Road Services” and Neighbours at “The Mill”.