A HAMPSHIRE villager who gave 60 years service to her local church has died in hospital aged 88.

Gladys Trickle, pictured above, lived for many years at Hinton Hill, Hinton Ampner, and was closely involved with All Saints Church, serving 17 years as churchwarden.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at All Saints Church on Friday at 2pm.

In 2012 a surprise party was held at Bramdean and Hinton Ampner Village Hall to mark her 60 years’ service.

The mother of one and grandmother of two is survived by a brother and sister Horace and Ena Nicholson, who also live in Hinton Ampner.