Tributes have been paid to a former Llanfyllin councillor and founder member of the town's civic society.

Miss Glenys Lloyd died at Welshpool Hospital on April 17, having been taken ill shortly before.

Having moved from Leighton to Llanfyllin when she was a teenager, Glenys took a keen interest in community life from an early age.

On leaving school she took up a career in Local Government, working for the Llanfyllin Borough Council and later for the District Council. Following a reorganisation she moved to work in Welshpool for the Montgomeryshire District Council until her retirement.

Glenys was very keen on supporting the local community and served on numerous committees. She was a member of Llanfyllin Town Council for more than 35 years but never accepted the role of Mayor, firmly believing she could be more effective as a serving councillor.

In her younger days she was a keen badminton player and also a member of the Myllin Folk Dancing Group who competed and enjoyed success in eisteddfodau all over North Wales, including the Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod. Glenys was cast in several roles with The Venturers, a local amateur dramatic society. She was very keen on poetry and still enjoyed reciting many of the poems she had memorised many years ago.

Glenys was a member of the Public Institute Committee, secretary of the Good Companions Club, latterly becoming a member herself and also a keen member of the Open Door Fellowship. During the 1980s she was a founder member of the Llanfyllin in Bloom Committee, who were successful in winning several prizes for the town in the Wales in Bloom competition. She served on the Local Support Group of the Severn Hospice and the Patient Participation Group at Llanfyllin Medical Practice. She was a founder member of the Llanfyllin Civic Society, and assisted in the production of the successful publication, “Llanfyllin a Pictorial History.”

Her sister Wenda died six years ago which was an incredible loss to her as they had always lived together and spent their holidays travelling together. Glenys still enjoyed driving and had actually been driving on the day she was taken ill. Glenys enjoyed impeccable health until her recent illness and was proud to be one of very few people never to have taken any medication.

She will be missed for her devotion and active contribution to the local community.

The family have asked that the funeral be strictly private.