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Looking for Burial details
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 02:25 GMT (UK) »
Looking for likely burial place or details for Rhoda Bethell  Born in NZ, but made England her home and according to probate on her will, she was living at The Close, Vicarage Road, Staines, Middlesex when she died 23 July 1965.

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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 08:27 GMT (UK) »
If she was buried there are two large graveyards apart from those attached to churches in Staines area.  One is along the London road towards Ashford, the other a bit further along that road on Long Lane. There is also a small one in Stanwell She may also have been cremated at the South West Middlesex Crematorium in Hanworth, Middlesex or Woking Crematorium.

Spelthorne Council administers the cemeteries
https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/2465/Cemeteries---General-conditions

Have you looked on Findagrave and similar sites

Her will may indicate what she wants done with her remains  :-\

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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 07:27 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked on Findagrave and similar sites
It took a lot of searching through New Zealand cemeteries before I found her probate. It is because I want to link her back with her family on Findagrave, that I would like to trace her final disposition.

She is a member of the Bethell family that once owned Rise Hall

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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 07:33 GMT (UK) »
You can really only contact Spelthorne council and see if they have a record for her in one of their cemeteries.  Let me know if you locate her.
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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 07:39 GMT (UK) »
Surrey history centre appear to have some newspapers which may have an obituary

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Probably the Staines & Egham News, I am not sure if the Middlesex Chronicle covered the area
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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 February 18 22:11 GMT (UK) »
Something not right with that last link you gave me Rosie. I'm getting a 404 error.

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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 February 18 23:03 GMT (UK) »
If she was buried there are two large graveyards apart from those attached to churches in Staines area.  One is along the London road towards Ashford, the other a bit further along that road on Long Lane. There is also a small one in Stanwell She may also have been cremated at the South West Middlesex Crematorium in Hanworth, Middlesex or Woking Crematorium.

Spelthorne Council administers the cemeteries
https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/2465/Cemeteries---General-conditions

Have you looked on Findagrave and similar sites

Her will may indicate what she wants done with her remains  :-\
the easy way to remember these i find is  The cemetery on long lane junction with London Road is known as Ashford Cemetery but is within the boundry of Stanwell . The one further along London road just before Staines common & nearer to Staines is known as Staines cemetery The one in Stanwell is on Town Lane & known as Lauser road Cemetery to be buried in Lauser rd you would have to have connections with ST Mary's Church in Stanwell village & lived in Stanwell for a number of years  There has often been confusion between the location of these cemetery's with people turning up at the wrong one as the distance apart is less than a mile .

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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #7 on: Monday 26 February 18 23:29 GMT (UK) »
 Sorry my brain has just woken up .25 years ago i worked in the Bells Pub one of the oldest pubs in the Town this was on vicarage rd a short road at the end of town & leading onto the Lamas a large riverside garden  across the road from the pub is St Marys church built around 1829 ish  Vicarage rd was then a tight knit community with almost every one involed with the church this again is a church where you can be buried in the church grounds if you are part of the church worth a try phoning the church to see if she attended  phone no is 01784 469155

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Re: Looking for Burial details
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 01:39 GMT (UK) »
Am I right in thinking that St. Mary's might be Catholic? Although I have no proof of Rhoda's own affiliation, I do know her parents and siblings were Anglican. Nothing in her will to suggest where her final resting  place might be.