HEARTLESS: Scumbags steal flowers from much-loved Chesterfield woman's grave

Rachel Brownett has been left upset after flowers were stolen from her grandmother's grave. Picture by Anne Shelley.
Rachel Brownett has been left upset after flowers were stolen from her grandmother's grave. Picture by Anne Shelley.

A woman has blasted 'heartless' thieves who stole flowers from her grandmother's grave.

Lois Lily Osborne sadly passed away aged 84 last month after a battle with cancer and was laid to rest at St John's Church in Newbold.

Just days later, Lois's granddaughter, Rachel Brownett, visited her grave and discovered some roses were missing.

Rachel, 25, of Levens Way, Chesterfield, said: "I was very upset and angry that someone could even think of stealing flowers from a grave.

"Why would anyone do this?

"They are heartless," she added.

Well-known and much-loved Mrs Osborne, who lived in Chesterfield all her life, died at Ashgate Hospicecare.

She had various jobs including at Derwent House Care Home, Dema Glass and the Aquarius nightclub.

Mrs Osborne was wife to the late Peter Osborne and leaves her son, Derek, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She had many hobbies including bingo, crown green bowls and trips to the seaside.

Rachel said: "My grandma was such a lovely lady.

"She was so generous.

"It's sad to think criminals have targeted her final resting place."

She added: "If whoever is responsible is reading this, I'd like to tell them that they should be absolutely disgusted with themselves.

"They should be ashamed."