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Quarter of a century for funeral director Ruth

A Central England Co-operative Funeral Director is celebrating more than 25 years of helping families say goodbye to their loved ones.

Ruth Johnson toasted her long service by talking about her time working for the Society and how she has spent the last 10 years supporting people across Stafford.

The 50-year-old, who oversees Funeral Homes in Stone Road and Queensville, said: “I have a real passion for helping people during their time of need and that is why I worked my way up to be a Funeral Director.

“I like the fact that the role has a lot of variety – you are always helping someone in a different way. This can be from supporting them through putting together the perfect send-off for a loved one or just being there when they need a chat.

“While being a Funeral Director can be hard at times, it is a career that provides great satisfaction and meaning. It also means you meet and work with some great people.

“My plans for the future revolve around me continuing as a Funeral Director in Stafford and continuing to help families say goodbye.”

Away from work, Ruth, who lives in Cannock, likes to unwind by heading to the gym for spin classes, spending time with her grandson and going out with her husband and friends.

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