Cross Hills great-great-grandmother dies aged 104

Craven Herald: Mary Hindle Mary Hindle

A great-great-grandmother who lived in Cross Hills has died at the age of 104.
Mary Hindle, who was born in 1909, died peacefully in her sleep at her Townend Close home.
Mary spent the first 10 years of her life in Skipton, before moving to Haslingden where her parents ran a grocery shop.
At the age of 19 she moved back to Castle Street, Skipton, with her family and worked as a correspondence clerk for the Fattorinis.
Mary attended Mount Hermon Methodist Chapel where she met her future husband, Douglas Hindle, and the couple married in 1934.
Soon after, Douglas moved to Keighley solicitors Butterfield and Winstanley and the couple went to live in Keighley and then Oakworth. They raised two sons, John and Peter – who died in his 30s – and daughter Lesley.
Douglas died at the age of 74 in 1984 and shortly afterwards Mary moved to sheltered accommodation at Townend Close.
She lived in sheltered accommodation until the age of 98, then transferred to the residential care part of the complex.
Mary leaves seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mary’s funeral takes place at Skipton Crematorium tomorrow at 1.40pm.

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