Beryl Ransome

Beryl Eileen Ransome, 79, of Springfield House, Royal Wootton Bassett, loved music and was a former member of St Bartholomew's Church Choir and Thamesdown Ladies Choir, but had been less active in recent years, due to poor health.

She regularly attended church and was also a member of the Mothers' Union.

Beryl, originally from Staffordshire, was one of eight children who included her twin sister. She had lived in various parts of the country, worked in offices and at one time used to teach in Sunday School. She is remembered for her dry sense of humour.

The Rev Michael Jones, who officiated at her funeral in St Bartholomew's Church, quoted the meditation, Footprints, which Beryl displayed in her home. He said: "We give thanks for her life, and we know she will be missed by her friends and her family, including her son Nigel, daughters Kay and Carol, grandchildren and great-granddaughter."

The service in church, where her brother played the organ for the funeral, included the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd and Abide with Me. The entry music was Ave Maria, sung by Andrea Bocelli, and Jerusalem was played as the cortege left the church. Cremation took place later at Kingsdown Crematorium in Swindon.

Memorial donations were for St Bartholomew's Church.