A well-known and respected Ilkeston lady has died following a short stay in hospital.
Dorothy Haywood was known to hundreds of local families because of her lifelong involvement with Chaucer Nursery, Infants and Junior Schools; also for her Sunday School and church work at St Andrews.
She was admitted to the Royal Derby Hospital after Easter and passed away this morning (Thursday 12.4.18) aged 81..
Friends at St Andrews and other churches have been left in shock. Dorothy was involved in many activities as an event organiser, worship leader and church contact.
Many tributes have been received on ‘Spotted Ilkeston town’ and ‘Ilson Bygones’ from people who knew her, including the following:
“The loveliest, most gentle person anyone could know.”
“One of the best teachers ever.”
“The best teacher and friend. Always cared about all the children she taught.”
“I do not know a better lady in the world.”
“She is with her Saviour who she spent her life loving and serving.”
Details of Dorothy’s funeral will be posted when known.
Picture: Dorothy in red coat at an all-age Messy church.


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