With the passing of the late Mrs Susanna E. Stebben, at the age of 95 years, Glemsford has lost one of its oldest inhabitants.
Mrs Stebben, whose death occurred at her home, No. 60 Egremont Street, after only a short illness, was a native of the parish and a descendant of an old Glemsford family, being the eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs A. Allen of “Angel House” Glemsford. Incidentally, her mother also lived to the remarkable age of 95 years.
She was the widow of the late Mr Robert Stebben, of Streatham, where she had resided for nearly 60 years, having left Glemsford in her youth. She returned to reside in her native village in 1943. Her husband predeceased her 18 years ago. She is survived by a family of one son, Mr A. Stebben, who is in New Zealand, and two daughters.
The funeral took place at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin on Thursday, the Rector, the Rev. K.W. Glass, officiating at the service and at the interment which followed in her husband’s grave in the churchyard.
The immediate mourners were: Miss M. Stebben (daughter), Mr and Mrs Gregory (grand-daughter and her husband), Mr Stan Mayhew, Mr Adrian Mayhew, and Mr Colin Mayhew, Pentlow, (nephews), Mr and Mrs S. A. Game (cousins), Mrs Broadhurst, Mr and Mrs P. Sparkes (friends).
Mrs E. Till (daughter), Mrs G. Stebben (daughter-in-law), and Mrs M. Mayhew, Pentlow (sister), were unable to be present owing to illness, also Mr Wilfred Allen, a brother, living in New Zealand.