Tributes have been paid to one of Kimberley’s most revered residents during meaningful dedication services at Holy Trinity Church and Kettlebrook Lodge in the town.
Well-known church goer Mavis Maltby, 82, died last December but now her family have used the generous donations taken during her funeral to pay for a portable font at the church and a memorial bench at Kettlebrook Lodge.
Reverend Barbara Holbrook conducted a dedication service in front of a packed Holy Cross Church congregation during which the font was blessed.
A selection of Mavis’ favourite hymns chosen by her family were also sung during the service.
Beauvale Scouts district commissioner, Dawson Saxton, then paid tribute to Mrs Maltby at Kettlebrook Lodge, where her family had been involved with the Scouts for many years.
“Mavis was a formidable woman with a heart of gold,” said Mr Saxton.
“She was a real character who never minced words and always gave sound advice.”
Mavis was born in Barnby Moor, Newark, in 1929 but lived in Kimberley for most of her life, where she worked as a sample machinist.
She attended the methodist church until its closure before becoming a prominent member of Holy Trinity.
Members of Mavis’ family said the tribute day had been a memorable one which had made them all very proud.