An "inspirational" grandmother and former mayoress had died at the age of 93.

Eileen Evelyn Bowller was a long-time native of Elstree, while she also served as mayoress when her husband, Geoffrey, became Mayor of Elstree & Borehamwood between 1986-87.

The couple attended many council functions together, and both were active members of several community organisations and charities. In particular, they supported the NSPCC where Mrs Bowller regularly helped with fundraising events while her husband served as treasurer for many years.

On his retirement as a bank manager, Mrs Bowller and Geoffrey joined the Elstree Tennis Club where Mrs Bowller continued to play until she was 80 years old.

The pair lived in Elstree for most of their married life before deciding to move to Radlett in 1992. Mr Bowller died shortly after.

Mrs Bowller remained in Radlett for 25 years.

Mrs Bowller leaves behind two children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Her grandson, Thomas Plunkett described Eileen Bowller as an "inspirational and remarkable woman who will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her."

Mrs Bowller died peacefully at a nursing home in Woburn Sands on April 18, aged 93.