Funeral Service

Time: 12.20pm

Date: Thursday 13th May 2021

Service Details:
Marian’s funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Marian Smith

Peacefully in hospital on 1st May 2021, Marian aged 90 years of Accrington. The devoted  and much loved wife of Ken, loving and loved mum of Gary and David, dear mother-in-law of Angela and Philomena, cherished nan of Mark and Jenna and great-nan of Lucas and Freya.

Former Newsagent owner, Marian along with her husband Ken ran the shop on Eddleston Street, Springhill from 1967 to 1972. Together they worked hard ensuring that the shop ran like clockwork, becoming well known faces in the local community. Following working in the shop, Marian began working in the office at Jospeh Arnold’s where she took early retirement aged 57 years. Marian loved her companion dogs and always looked forward to being out in the open air for a brisk walk up the Coppice. Holidays were always a favourite time for Marian and Ken and many happy memories have been made with trips to Cornwall and in later years visits were enjoyed to Portugal to stay with Gary and Angela. In her younger years Marian loved to dance and it was through her dancing that she met her husband to be Ken and together they enjoyed socialising at the local clubs in Accrington including the Canine Club and Brooks Club catching up with their many friends.  Most of all Marian was a devoted family lady and proud nan who always looked forward to family visits when she would often treat them to some of her delicious cooking.

Please feel free to leave a message for Marian’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Marian Smith


Antoinette & Billy

We are both so sorry to learn of the passing of Marian. As neighbours we had not known her for very long but quickly formed a lovely friendship with both Marian and Ken. She was a lovely lady with a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humour and some amazing stories of a life well travelled. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with Ken and all the family.


Wam and Pat

Thinking of you all at this sad time our thoughts are with you Ken and family.


Jean & Edwin Wood

We were so sorry to hear of Marian’s death. She was a lovely lady always ready for a chat and will be sadly missed in this neighbourhood. We send our condolences to Ken and the rest of the family. R.I.P