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Marion Cargill: Alcester was always at the centre of former mayor’s life

Marion Cargill.
Marion Cargill.

MARION Cargill, former mayor of Alcester, has died at the age of 92.

Marion was born in Gas House Lane, Alcester, in December 1923. She served with the Wrens during the Second World War and it was during that time she met her future husband, David Cargill.

They were later married in St Nicholas’ Church, Alcester.

Marion Cargill pictured during her time as Mayor of Alcester.
Marion Cargill pictured during her time as Mayor of Alcester.

Marion was a popular figure about town and always had a smile for everyone. Alcester was always at the centre of everything she did.

And she was well known for her community spirit and sense of duty. While a member of Alcester Town Council she was made the first Mayor of Alcester in 1987, something she was always very proud of.

Marion was a lifelong member and president of the Women’s Institute.

She was a member of the Royal British Legion and a poppy seller for many years. She was a regular churchgoer and was involved in many other local organisations.

Her son, Cllr Mark Cargill, from Alcester, said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Marion. My father David was chairman of the old Alcester Rural District Council which was subsumed by Stratford District Council in 1987.

"My mother was mayor of the town and I am currently an Alcester Town Councillor, a former mayor and am a Stratford District Councillor too. So local politics runs in the family!”

A true Alcestrian, Marion Cargill leaves a daughter Deborah and her son Mark and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held in St Nicholas’ Church at 2.30pm on Friday, 13th May.

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