DEATH OF NURSE PETHARD
Her many friends in the Evesham and Badsey district will learn with regret of the death of Nurse Jane Ann Pethard, which took place at her home, 66 Northwick Road, on Friday last. Miss Pethard, a Londoner by birth, had resided in the locality for a long period. Formerly of The Hollies, Elm Road, she received private patients here for some years, but was obliged through illness to give up nursing two and a half years ago, she came to live in Northwick Road. Since that time she had to lead the life of an invalid, and although it was in strong contrast to her former active existence, her courage and cheerfulness won the admiration of all who knew her. She was a regular attendant at Bengeworth Church, and was present at the morning and evening services on the Sunday prior to her death. The funeral took place at Bengeworth Church and Cemetery on Tuesday and was conducted by the Vicar (Rev A H Lewis) who broke his holiday for the purpose. The mourners included Mr Robert Pethard (brother), Miss J N King, Miss E J Faulkner and Mr F Bicknell (friends) and among those present at the church and graveside were Mr H J Small, Mr Harry Masters, Miss H M Burlingham, Mrs A H Lewis and members of the Bengeworth others’ Union (of which deceased was an associate). The high esteem in which the deceased lady was held was shown by the large number of beautiful floral tributes placed upon her grave.
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The following announcement appeared in The Tewkesbury Register of Saturday 22nd August 1931:
PETHARD – On Friday August 14th 1931, at the home of her friends at 66 Northwick Road, Evesham, Nurse Jane Ann Pethard (formerly of Elm Road) passed to the rest and peace she so richly deserved after a long illness borne with cheerful courage and patience. “She went about doing good.” Interred at Bengeworth on Tuesday August 18th 1931.