Final farewell to tragic Haworth mum

Mourners line the entrance to Keighley Shared Church as pallbearers carry Lorna Clymo’s coffin inside for her funeral service last Wednesday

Haworth mum, Lorna Clymo, who died after falling from the roof of the Airedale Shopping Centre car park in Keighley

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Several hundred people gathered last Wednesday to pay their respects at the funeral of tragic Haworth mum Lorna Clymo.

Keighley Shared Church was packed for the lunchtime ceremony for the care worker, who died earlier this month after falling from a multi-storey car park.

The church was so full, several of the well-wishers had to stand outside in the rain during the emotional ceremony.

Dozens of people had stood to greet the hearse bearing Lorna’s coffin as it arrived by the market cross outside the church.

The coffin was decorated with large white floral tributes in the words of ‘Mum’ and ‘Aunty’.

The service was led by the Reverend Sandie Exley-Watts, and included the hymn All Things Bright And Beautiful. The ceremony ended with John Denver’s song Sunshine On My Shoulders.

During the service, a family friend, Vickie Bandy, sang the song There You’ll Be, which was originally a hit for country singer Faith Hill.

Mark Feather, Lorna’s fiance, afterwards posted an emotional message on his Facebook page paying tribute to the many people who attended the funeral.

He added: “I would like to give thanks for the amazing level of support I and my family have received from the people of Keighley.”

Lorna, of North Street in Haworth, was found at the foot of the Airedale Shopping Centre car park in Keighley early on February 1.

Tributes continued to be posted on the Facebook page of her partner this week.

Lorna, a former Greenhead Grammar School student, had worked for Elmar HomeCare and had a son, Josh, and siblings, Tony and Sharon.

A member of Lorna’s family, who asked not to be named, told the Keighley News Lorna had been a “very special person with a radiant smile”.

She added: “Lorna was popular and well liked by everyone who knew her. She will be sadly missed.”

An inquest into Lorna’s death opened and adjourned a fortnight ago, and will recommence at a date to be decided.

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