Margaret Mullen, of Almondbank, has died aged 78 after a long illness.
Mrs Mullen, nee Duncan, was born in Almondbank, attended Pitcairn Primary School and worked for 30 years at Lumsden and McKenzie Bleachfields at Huntingtower where she progressed from a typist in the office to office manager and shop manager.
Mrs Mullen was the widow of Malcolm Bernard Mullen of Bridge House Garage and Almondbank Filling Station.
After selling the business Mrs Mullen moved into the care industry and worked at Ochil Nursing Home before becoming manager of a residential home in Methven.
From a young age Mrs Mullen was very community spirited having been a Guide leader prior to her marriage and was involved in many aspects of village life including the village committee and the flower show committee.
Later in life she and her husband were keen bowlers and supported Almondbank Bowling Club as members and sponsors.
She took a keen interest in local politics and was a stalwart of the local Conservative Party, standing for the Almondbank area in the council elections in 1988.
She is survived by two sisters and although had no family of her own, she had many nephews and nieces and was a loving godmother.
A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday March 18 at 11am at St Serf’s Church, Almondbank, followed by interment at Tibbermore Churchyard.