Kath­leen sings her way to cen­tury

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A WOMAN who loves to sing has cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day.

Kath­leen Jones can of­ten be heard singing at Clum­ber House Nurs­ing Home on Dick­ens Lane, Poyn­ton, where she lives.

She was born in Ire­land but her fam­ily, in­clud­ing seven sib­lings, later moved to Eng­land.

Kath­leen was mar­ried to her late hus­band Ernie for 57 years.

Ernie served in Burma dur­ing the Sec­ond World War and was a pro­lific writer, pen­ning beau­ti­ful let­ters to Kath­leen and his daugh­ters while he was away.

The cou­ple shared a love of ball­room danc­ing, singing and hol­i­day­ing in Spain.

Kath­leen re­tired from her job at the Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy in her late 60s.

Fol­low­ing Ernie’s death Kath­leen moved from south Manch­ester to Marple, where she lived for 14 years, and then to Poyn­ton in 2012, where her love of mu­sic con­tin­ues.

Kath­leen cel­e­brated her birth­day with daugh­ters Anne and Ca­role and proudly showed her tele­gram from the Queen to res­i­dents and staff.

●● Kath­leen Jones of Clum­ber House Nurs­ing Home with daugh­ters Anne and Ca­role

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