101-year-old dies on New Year’s Day

NEAABE101119h2, Edith Horton taken on a 60 year old bus for a tour around her old homes and schools to celebrate her 100th birthday. Edith with Shirley Horton, grand daughter meilin Horton and grat granddaughter Rowan Horton.
NEAABE101119h2, Edith Horton taken on a 60 year old bus for a tour around her old homes and schools to celebrate her 100th birthday. Edith with Shirley Horton, grand daughter meilin Horton and grat granddaughter Rowan Horton.

A 101-YEAR-OLD woman who lived in Kimberley her whole life passed away on New Year’s Day.

Edith Horton had been ill for a fortnight when she died at her son’s house in Codnor Park last week.

Her son Granville described his mum as a very ‘likeable lady’.

“She was very amiable. A likeable, helpful sort of person,” he said.

Granville said his mum had a very active mind until recently and used to love doing crossword puzzles.

The Advertiser featured Edith’s 100th birthday celebrations in November 2010 after she was treated to a special bus tour. The pensioner was whisked away on a 60-year-old bus full of family and friends on a 20 mile tour of her home town and surrounding villages to see different sights and points of interest from her past.

Edith, who lived in several properties in Eastwood Road for 90 years, went to Gilthill School and then worked as a tailoress in Nottingham until she married her husband Walter at Kimberley’s Holy Trinity Church.

The couple, who bought their first house for £450, had their diamond wedding anniversary before Walter passed away 11 years ago, aged 91,

Edith and Walter had two children, Granville and Marion, and had two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Edith donated several hundred pounds to a cancer charity based at the Nottingham City Hospital after her daughter passed away four years ago.

She put her long life down to ‘everything in moderation’.