Patron of Operatic Society was a good friend to many in Barton
Tributes have been paid to a patron of the Barton and District Amateur Operatic Society who has died aged 93.
Marjorie Johnson took part in numerous productions with the company and was also an avid dressmaker and gardener.
Born in Wrawby, Mrs Johnson moved to Barton-Upon-Humber in the mid-1930s.
She lived most of her life in the town, before spending her final years at various residential homes.
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She died on Tuesday, May 22, at Sycamore Lodge care home in Scunthorpe.
Glenys Johnson, Mrs Johnson's daughter-in-law, said: "Marjorie was a very independent lady throughout her life, until illness took hold in the last three years.
"Marjorie did dressmaking, upholstery and was also a keen gardener.
"When she was 14, she won the runner-up cup for Carnival Queen at Scunthorpe War Memorial Hospital.
"She spent a brief time in the NAAFI service during the Second World War.
"She was a good mother to the late Edward and to Stephen and was also a good friend to many in the Barton-Upon-Humber area."
Mrs Johnson worked in a variety of roles at various companies, including Elswick Hopper Cycles and the Ropery, both in Barton.
Mrs Johnson's son Stephen Johnson, 64, said: "She was a very good mother to me and Edward.
"She was a member of the operatic society and was in many shows.
"She was then a patron when she couldn't do the acting any more."
Mrs Johnson had five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for her was held at Woodlands Crematorium in Scunthorpe on Thursday, May 31, officiated by the Reverend Manny Wiles.
Mr Johnson said he intended to carry out his mother's wishes by scattering her ashes on the Humber bank. He said: "After she met my dad, they did their courting along the Humber bank and that is why her wish was that her ashes were spread there."