The founder of a long-established business on Preston Market has died aged 83.
Jean Sheridan set up A & J Sheridan specialising in handbags and luggage 53 years ago.
She died in the East Lancashire Hospice last week.
Her son-in-law David Maudsley, who is part of the family business, said she was a Preston woman through and through and would be sadly missed.
Jean was taken into the East Lancashire Hospice around five weeks ago.
David said: “She was working on the stall only eight weeks ago.
“It is hard to take in.”
A&J Sheridan began trading on Preston Market in 1965 and is still going strong today in the new-look Market.
Jean, a widow, leaves a daughter Gail and grandchildren Dail and Patrick.
The market stall closed for a few days as a market of respect but has now opened for trading again.
A requiem mass will be held at St Wilfrid’s Church, Preston, on Thursday.
It will be followed by committal at Preston Crematorium.