MRS Doris Mercer, of Henley House, Whalley Road, died on Tuesday, October 24, at Henley House, peacefully nursed by Nesta, aged 91.
She originally trained as a silk weaver at Broadoak Mills.
After bringing up a family and recovering from serious illness, she worked part time for a number of local businesses. She had a long period with Lucas Rists Wires and Cables, a brief spell with Holland’s Pies, finally ending as a cleaner at a printing company in Church.
After retirement she helped to run a knitting club with her best friend at the Baptist Church, Whalley Road, that exhibited and also raised money for local charities.
She enjoyed swimming to keep fit. She was a keen machine knitter, originally sharing a machine with her sister-in-law, eventually with her own machines, she made many of her own clothes.
She accompanied her husband to regular meetings of the Jowett Car Club in various Javelin saloon cars.
She was the widow of Robert (Bob) for the last three and a half years and leaves her son Ian, daughter-in-law Juliette and grandchildren Jessica and Dan.
The funeral service, conducted by minister Ken Howles, will be held on Monday, November 13 at 1.40pm at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road.
Family flowers only with donations to Red Cross.
Funeral director: Wolstenholmes.