Marion Scott: Much-loved mum and grandmother was making her final journey to place she loved
FORMER Grimsby ward sister Marion Scott was found in a remote location she loved, her family has said today.
They are taking comfort at the loss of the much-loved mum and grandmother from the fact she was making her final journey in an area that she adored.
The grieving family of the 83-year-old, who used to work at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, said they are considering which charities to donate money to in Marion's memory.
Mrs Scott, who was known as Mary, was found on Monday near a hedgerow off a farm track in the Sixhills area after going missing 12 days before.
She was found by chance by a beater involving in a shooting party about 1.30pm between Sixhills and Hainton.
Grandson Alex Stork, 29, said: "This has been a very sad end to the last couple of weeks but we must take strength from the remarkable strength my grandma showed throughout her life and on her final journey.
"Although we wouldn't like to publicise the exact place that she came to rest, we can confirm it was a beautiful spot fitting to the countryside that she held so dear."
He said the family had been supported by many friends and residents in Market Rasen.
They issued a special thanks to members of the Louth Volunteer Search Dogs team, members of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Search and Rescue unit and the many drivers who drive 4x4 in the remote terrain covered in the search.
Mr Stork said: "Many people have asked if they can make donations in honour of Mary, which we think is a very nice gesture.
"Although we are very touched about people wanting to leave flowers we believe that Mary would much prefer that any money spent goes towards others in need.
"We will provide a list of charities very soon."
The outcome of a post mortem examination, held yesterday at The Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, is being studied.
Lincolnshire's coroner, Stuart Fisher, will decide later today if he is to conduct an inquest into the death of the Market Rasen pensioner if the death is concluded to have happened due to natural causes.
It is understood the route walked by Mrs Scott on December 27 took her to the remote spot where she was found by the member of the shooting party.
It is nestled in a hilly area of the Lincolnshire Wolds, which is popular with ramblers and historians.
Sixhills has the remains of an ancient Roman settlement and also had a large priory next to The Grange at the foot of the hill.
The priory flourished in the reign of King Edward 1.
Mrs Scott, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was a keen walker and was noted for her fitness and her ability to complete long walks.