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Hundreds attend Kathy Staff's funeral

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Hundreds attend Kathy Staff's funeral

Rex Features

More than 400 people attended a service held yesterday for Last Of The Summer Wine actress Kathy Staff.

The 80-year-old, best known for playing Nora Batty in the sitcom, died last week after a short illness.

Reverend Alison Cox told mourners at St Mark's Church in Dukinfield that Staff was a good woman, saying: "She was cheerful, generous and supportive. I can't imagine life without her."

Also speaking at the service was friend and former Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough, who said: "The general public had a huge affection for Kathy."

Co-star Peter Sallis last week claimed that the actress will be "terribly missed".

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