The funeral of former Levenmouth councillor Joyce Smith took place at Kirkcaldy Crematorium on Friday.
Former provost Tom Dair gave a eulogy and the Rev Cranfield led proceedings.
A collection was made for animal charities.
There was a buffet afterwards at Methilhill Bowling Club with Betty’s Kitchen catering.
The funeral heard how Joyce lived by her principles and believed absolutely in the personal touch with those for whom she worked, residents in her communities, children and staff in education, patients and front line staff in health.
Tributes were led last week by Holyrood’s presiding officer.
Describing her as “a good woman and stalwart”, Tricia Marwick said Ms Smith would be sadly missed by all who had known her.
A Labour party supporter since the age of 16, she left her job as a trade union stewards convener in 1992 and took up a post as a Fife councillor representing the wards of Mount-fleurie, Kirkland, Methil North and Methilhill.
She held her position until the age of 70 when she retired due to ill health.
Ms Smith served on the education and social work committees and also represented Cosla on ScotVec, which saw her become the first fellow of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
When she retired she said it had been “an absolute privilege” to be a councillor.