A mother and grandmother who “dedicated” her life to her children and grandchildren died from a traumatic head injury, an inquest has concluded.

Jean Haworth, 86, died on January 6 at Pendleside Hospice in Brierfield having suffered a fall at her home in Bacup almost a month earlier.

She and her husband Ron, who has since also died, were married for 62 years and devoted their lives to helping their family.

Son Paul Haworth, who was present at the inquest at Accrington Town Hall, said Jean loved gardening and crosswords in her spare time and was also interested in genealogy, having traced the family tree.

He said her grandchildren were “probably her main focus” and that Jean and Ron used to look after them “with absolutely faultless devotion.”

Speaking about his father, who died aged 92, Paul said: “Dad started out from quite humble socioeconomic roots and together they built their lives up to have a very nice lifestyle.

“He liked to do cross-stitch. He worked as a printer and was very good at DIY. He was marvellously helpful, as was mum, to us when we were young.

“They dedicated their lives to their children and grandchildren, and through hard work and effort made something of their lives.”

Jean was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2017 and with mixed alzheimer’s and vascular dementia in 2022.

On December 8, 2023, Ron heard a loud bang as he was walking upstairs and found Jean had fallen against the door and was blocking it.

He called his son, who then called the emergency services, and the fire service gained access to the room before paramedics took over the care.

Jean spent three weeks at Royal Blackburn Hospital, who liaised with the neurological department at Royal Preston Hospital.

Despite their best efforts and after a number of scans, Jean’s condition continued to worsen, and after three weeks it was decided to move her to Pendleside Hospice.

Jean, who was born in Rawtenstall, died on January 6, with Paul saying her final passing was a “diligent one and made comfortable by the staff.”

Coroner Kate Bisset recorded a medical cause of death of a subdural hematoma caused by Parkinson’s Disease and a conclusion of natural causes.