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Journalist who followed in editor father’s footsteps dies aged 81

Jean MillerA journalist who followed in the footsteps of her editor father has died aged 81.

Jean Miller worked at the Clitheroe Advertiser straight from school and later served as the newspaper’s Whalley correspondent.

Jean, pictured, carried on the family tradition of her father Carey Chatburn, who edited the Advertiser in the 1960s.

Her brother Roy, a freelance photographer, later went on to take pictures for the paper.

Jean worked in Clitheroe until the birth of her children, Caroline and Charles.

She later became village correspondent for the Advertiser after moving to Whalley in 1991.

In recent years, ill-health meant she lived at Craven Nursing Home, Skipton, to be near her Ilkley-based daughter.

Jean’s funeral, a private service because of Covid-19 restrictions, will take place at Accrington Crematorium, followed by interment at Clitheroe Cemetery at a later date.