Funeral of Milborune midwife Margaret Jones, who delivered her great granddaughter at 90, to take place today
AN ELDERLY woman from Milbourne, who made national headlines after delivering her great-granddaughter at the age of 90, has died, aged 94.
Margaret Jones, who moved to the Wiltshire village from Nash in South Wales in 1980 following the death of her husband, delivered over 1,000 babies during her career as a midwife.
She was thrust into the media spotlight in 2009 when, after a fifty year break from midwifery, she successfully delivered her granddaughter Kathy's baby girl Carys.
Margaret was no stranger to high pressure situations, having assisted in the operating theatre as the first casualties were brought home from Dunkirk.
It was not uncommon to find Margaret working tirelessly to deliver up to seven babies a night during the Second World War.
Since retiring over 30 years ago, Margaret maintained an active social life and joined the Women's Institute and the local bowls club.
Friends and relatives have said that Margaret will be remembered for her warmth and vigour as well as her expertise in the kitchen.
Margaret's GP said: "She was marvellous. Someone who restored your faith in the human spirit."
She is survived by her siblings Tilly and John, her son-in-law, three grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her funeral will take place at Garsdon Church on Friday, September 6 at 11.30am.
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