HERE are some of the death notices from the Worcester News this week.

Barbara Phillips

PHILLIPS (previously Smith) Barbara Passed away peacefully in hospital Sunday 3rd January, aged 95 years. Dearly loved mother of Hilary, Andrew and the late Martin and an enormously proud and devoted grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday 20th January, Covid restrictions apply. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Air Ambulance. For any enquiries please contact Bedwardine Funeral Services 01905 748811

Ruth Harvey

HARVEY Ruth Passed away peacefully in Pershore Community Hospital on December 19th, 2020. You will forever be in our thoughts and our hearts. Lisa, Robert, Sean, Denise, Andrew, Joseph, Michael and Matthew. Cremation to take place at Worcester Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers for Acorns Children's Hospice.

Marie Celene (José) Shears

SHEARS Marie Celene (José) Sadly passed away peacefully on 23rd December 2020, aged 94 years. A truly wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who will be sadly missed and loved forever by her Family. Funeral Service at Worcester Crematorium on Thursday 14th January at 12.15pm. Invited Family and Friends due to Covid restrictions. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for Dementia UK may be left on the Collection Plate at the Crematorium or sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester, WR3 7EU.

Arthur Henry Cooper

COOPER Arthur Henry Of St Johns, Worcester. Retired G P O Worcester. Passed away peacefully in hospital on 23rd December 2020, aged 93 years. Beloved Husband of Doreen. Dearly loved Father to Steve, Edwina and the late Terry. Much loved Father-in-Law to Alicja and proud Grandad to Lukas. Due to the present restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Worcester Crematorium on Friday 15th January 2020. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Claines RBL Branch may be sent c/o Bedwardine Funeral Services 01905 748811.

Maureen Challenor

CHALLENOR Maureen Of Hartlebury. Passed away peacefully on 21st December, 2020, aged 78 years. Beloved Wife of John, Mum of Geoffrey and Roy. A private cremation will take place. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired for Friends of Worcestershire Royal Hospital may be left on the Collection Plate at the Crematorium or sent to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester, WR3 7EU.

Frank Grave

GRAVE Frank Died peacefully at home on Boxing Day, aged 92. Beloved husband to Rosemary, father to Jane, Joanna and Catherine, grandfather to Tom, Daisy, Grace, Josh, Leo, Charlotte, Isobel, Emily and Harry, great-grandfather to Henry, Tilly and Orli. He will be dearly missed. Funeral at 2pm, 21st January (family only - Covid restricted) followed by burial in Salwarpe churchyard.

Mary Irenaeus Boughton (Nee Oakey)

BOUGHTON (nee Oakey) Mary Irenaeus Beloved wife of the late Barry Edward Linnell Boughton and loving mother of Susan passed away Friday 18th December 2020. Internment Ringmore, Shaldon, Devon. Funeral service will take place on Friday 15th January St Nicholas Church, Shaldon followed by private burial.

George Mcintosh

McINTOSH George Passed away at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on 29th of December, aged 86 years. A beloved Husband of the late Gillian, a much loved Dad to Alison and Fiona and a treasured Grandad to Jamie, Katie and Emily. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Funeral Service will take place at St John, Baptist Church, Claines, Worcester at 11am, followed by a committal at St Johns Cemetery. Donations may be sent directly to Stroke Association or flowers if preferred. Enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare, Tel: 01905 22137

Barrie Dixon

DIXON Barrie Passed away peacefully in his sleep on 2nd January 2021 after a long illness. Loving husband of Pauline. Father to Louise and Sally, and Grandad to Sam, Harri, Martha, Felix and Izzy. Private family funeral. Family flowers only but any donations will be kindly appreciated to St Richards Hospice. Thank you to all those who helped care for him.