Current Funerals

These are the current funerals that we are arranging. Click on a name to see the funeral arrangements.

WALTERS Kenneth "Ken"

Passed away peacefully with family on 20th July 2020 at the Royal Derby Hospital, aged 89 years.  The dear husband of the late Nora, beloved father of Elaine, Olwen and Matthew, much loved father in law of Michael, Malcolm and Michelle, proud grandpa to Sarah, John and Ruth, Mae and Kim, Ashley, Adam, Katie and Daniel and great grumpy to Amelia, Emma, Darcey and Isla.  A dear “Ken” to Lisa, John, David, Adam, Hannah, Jack, Lisa, Hayley, James and Tim, uncle and good friend to many.  Former President of Derby Photographic Society, Teacher and Woodturner.  Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth on Thursday 6th August at 11.00am, prior to interment at Steeple Arch Cemetery.  Family flowers only, donations may be made to Marie Curie or Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity care of R & K Jepson, Middleton House, 22 Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, DE4 4FB.  When restrictions permit, an exhibition of Ken’s photographs and woodwork will be held to celebrate his life and provide an opportunity for all who knew him to share their memories.

THOMPSON Elizabeth Hannah "Betty"

Peacefully on 26th August 2020 at Bluebell Park Care Home, Chellaston, aged 89 years, of Alvaston.  Beloved wife of the late Ernest, loving dear mother to Derek, mum to Donald and Beverley, mum in law of Margaret and a loving grandma and great grandma.  Due to current guidelines a private funeral service will take place.  Donations in memory of Betty will benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind and may be sent to R & K Jepson, Middleton House, 22 Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, DE4 4FB.

SMITH Sean Anthony

Of Pittywood Road, Wirksworth.  Peacefully at home on 16th July 2020, with his family and dogs by his side, aged 52 years.  He fought a courageous battle against Mesothelioma with the love and support of all those around him.  Beloved husband of Susan, devoted dad of Megan and Hannah, dearly loved son of Tony and Jenny, loving brother of Tracey, special brother in law of Robert, Yvonne and Martin, amazing uncle to Jack, Alice, Jake and Holly and loyal friend to many.  Due to Covid-19 a restricted service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth on Monday 3rd August 2020, followed by a private ceremony at Markeaton Crematorium.  The funeral cortege will leave the family home and pass through Wirksworth at 1.10pm.  Family flowers only please. Donations to Hannage Brook Medical Centre and Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team may be sent to R & K Jepson, Middleton House, 22 Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, DE4 4FB.

WORTH Miriam

Of Wirksworth, peacefully on 31st July 2020, aged 77 years.  Beloved wife of the late John and a much loved and sadly missed mum, grandma and great-grandma.  Due to the present circumstances a private family funeral service will be held.  Donations in memory of Miriam for the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK may be sent to R & K Jepson, Middleton House, 22 Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, DE4 4FB.