Stubbington lollipop lady’s funeral to be held next week

Lollipop lady Jean Betsworth died age 74. Picture: Michael Scaddan

Lollipop lady Jean Betsworth died age 74. Picture: Michael Scaddan

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes, second right, and Minister of State for Schools The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, centre, with representatives from Portchester Community School  and Henry Cort Community College

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MUCH-LOVED lollipop lady Jean Betsworth has died aged 74.

Mrs Betsworth, of Queens Crescent, Stubbington helped thousands of children to cross Gosport Road safely during her 25-year career.

She loved her job and was known for calling those who crossed with her ‘my lovelies’.

Mrs Betsworth died on Friday following a short illness.

She leaves behind three children, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and is at rest with husband Burt.

Her funeral will be held at 2.30pm on Wednesday at Portchester Crematorium, followed by drinks at the Crofton Club.

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