BORN in Hampshire in 1932, Jeanette Titt came to Crediton in December 1983. One of the first people she met was Joan Grant and they stayed friends ever since.

Jeanette (Nette) died on May 4 at Alphington Lodge, Exeter, where she had lived for the past year.

Nette and her husband Alan took over the Plymouth Inn on Dean Street from John and Sylvia Knight. But Alan died only six years later.

He had been a Warrant Officer in the Pay Corps and when he retired from the Army they had run The Jester pub in Hampshire.

Nette did not want to carry on in the Plymouth Inn on her own and moved to a flat on the High Street in 1991, working for John Gregory at Potters Bar on East Street, now Buccaneer’s Bar.

During her last year at the Plymouth Inn they did two 24-hour darts marathons. The first began on the day of Alan’s funeral, it had been organised long before he died and Nette said Alan would have wanted the marathon to go ahead.

That was raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research, the other was to raise funds for a Pegasus dog for Crediton Hospital.

Nette moved to Clifford Gardens in 1997 and in 2005 at the age of 73, she gave up the Potters work because of hip problems.

She had joined the local branch of the Royal British Legion more than 20 years ago when Associate members were allowed, quickly becoming a committee member.

She and Joan did a lot of fundraising for the charity including helping count the money after the Poppy Appeal collections.

Nette began playing darts while she was at the Plymouth Inn. It was the home pub for Joan and June Bilcock’s team which Nette joined, becoming its captain after she left the Plymouth Inn.

Nette won the Landladies and the Senior Player awards in the Kirton and District Darts League.

They later moved to play at Potters and Nette remained as captain until the team closed about four years ago.

For years they took part in the annual Rotary Clubs darts challenge, usually winning the highest sponsorship but not always gaining the highest score.

Nette had organised her funeral service several years ago. It is to be held at the Exeter and Devon Crematorium at 12.30pm tomorrow, Friday, May 25. Any donations will be for the British Heart Foundation. The Royal British Legion standard will be on parade.

Nette had no children, she leaves nephews and nieces but no family members in Devon.