District’s ‘oldest resident’ dies at 106

Doris Elizabeth Scott died earlier this month at the age of 106. EMN-150917-144434001

Doris Elizabeth Scott died earlier this month at the age of 106. EMN-150917-144434001

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A Horncastle woman has paid tribute to her “wonderful mum” after she passed away at the age of 106 earlier this month.

Doris Elizabeth Scott, who lived with her daughter Joy Furnival in Scrivelsby before moving to Horncastle three years ago, is believed to have been the oldest person in the district prior to her death on September 9.

Born during the reign of King Edward VII on February 22, 1909, Doris grew up in Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, and became a dressmaker before marrying Fred Mettam and having her daughters Hazel and Joy - who are now 81 and 78 years old respectively.

She later remarried to Harry Scott in 1976 until his death many years later.

In addition to her dressmaking skills, Doris was an accomplished artist - often creating beautiful botanical landscapes - and she also had a strong Methodist faith, becoming a local preacher.

Joy said: “She was a wonderful mum and her family always came first. She sacrificed a lot for us while we were growing up. She was very entertaining and had a wonderful memory.”

A service in honour of Doris will take place at the Methodist Chapel in Queen Street tomorrow (September 24) at 1.30pm. All friends and family are welcome to attend.