Funeral service for 100 year-old Porthleven woman
9:30am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Helston
The funeral service of one of Porthleven's oldest residents has taken place in the port.
Emily Beale, who was aged 100 at the time of her death, was remembered in a service at Porthleven Methodist Church, led by the Rev Graham Kitts.
Born in Porthleven in 1912, the then Emily Orchard attended the local Board School, and upon leaving went to work in Kitto's Net Loft.
She later worked in domestic service for the Kitto family, until she met and married John Williams in 1934. John was a local fisherman and long-time member of the Merchant Navy. They had one son, also called John.
Some years after her husband died, in 1976, Emily married again to Philip Beale, a neighbour originally from Yorkshire. He died about ten years later.
Emily was a stalwart member of Porthleven Methodist Chapel for most of her life; she also enjoyed knitting.
She moved to the Cornwallis Nursing Home in St Ives at the age of 98, when her health began to deteriorate.
Her grandson, Keith Williams, paid a moving tribute to his grandmother during the service.
Donations were accepted for Arthritis Research at the retiring collection.