Family pays tribute to great gran who died after road crash
THE family of a great-grandmother who died after a collision with a van have paid tribute to her
Marion Fernyhough, 69, from Rushton-Spencer, sustained fatal injuries after she was in an accident with a blue Vauxhall van near the Davenport Arms pub on Congleton Road, Marton, on Sunday, October 2. A statement released by Cheshire Police said: “The family and friends of Marion Fernyhough have been devastated by her tragic death and life without her will never be the same.
“Marion was so full of life and always enjoyed being involved in so much showing an enor- mous amount of energy and enthusiasm in everything she did and will be deeply missed.
“A huge void has been left by her family and everyone who knew her which can never be filled.
“She always took the time for everyone she knew and showed much interest in everything her family was doing for which she was very proud.
“She was very well known within the farming community as she was born to a farming family in Rainow and then married in 1966 and lived and worked on Hilly Lees Farm, Swythamley for 50 years where she still continued to work on the farm.
“She was a member of the Swythamley WI for almost 50 years and sang in the Danebridge choir for 40 years.
“She had also put in a great deal of time and effort over her lifetime for the Swythamley and Heaton Centre where she had recently become Chairperson on the committee.”
Marion’s funeral took place at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton Spencer, on Saturday, October 29.
Her relatives have requested no flowers but donations in her memory can go to Swythamley and Heaton Centre.
An inquest into her death has been opened and adjourned.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 840 of October 2 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Marion Fernyhough sustained fatal injuries after she was hit by a blue Vauxhall van near the Davenport Arms pub on Congleton Road .