Death of Clitheroe Royal Grammar School bursar Joan

The late Mrs Joan Biehler. (s)
The late Mrs Joan Biehler. (s)

Tributes have been paid to a former bursar who worked at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.

Tributes have been paid to a former bursar who worked at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.

Mrs Joan Biehler, who died on Sunday, January 3rd, after a long illness, was employed at the school from 1958 to 1991.

A spokeswoman for the grammar school said: “She gave 33 years of excellent service to the school and we are saddened to hear that she has passed away.”

One of the highlights of Mrs Biehler’s career was meeting HM The Queen who visited the school to commemorate its 400th anniversary.

Born in Bradford, Mrs Biehler’s family moved to Longridge after the war. Her parents went on to set up Hammond’s bakery in St Mary’s Street, Clitheroe, which was run by Mrs Biehler’s late brother Trevor.

Married to husband Gerard Biehler, who was a church warden at Clitheroe Parish Church in the Seventies, but died in 1980, the couple had a daughter Wendy.

Mrs Biehler is survived by Wendy, her son-in-law Mike, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held at 1 pm next Wednesday at Lawnswood Crematorium, Otley Road, Leeds, followed by a wake at the Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel to which all who knew Mrs Biehler are welcome to attend.