03:07AM, Thursday 01 May 2014
An 84-year-old woman found collapsed at home by her cleaner died later that day in hospital, an inquest has heard.
The inquest, held at Windsor's Guildhall today, heard that Betty Boobyer, of Testwood Road, Windsor, had fallen out of bed on the morning of November 9.
Her neighbour Glenda Porter told assistant coroner Emma Jones that the cleaner came to her for help after finding Mrs Boobyer at about 9.30am.
She said she went next door with her and the two women helped get Mrs Boobyer up.
When the 84-year-old told her she was not hurt, Mrs Porter helped her into the shower but became concerned when she collapsed and called an ambulance. Mrs Boobyer died at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough almost 12 hours after her fall.
She had been suffering from breast cancer and heart disease as well as arthritis. The assistant coroner ruled that the accidental fall had aggravated the conditions leading to death by heart and kidney failure.
Mrs Boobyer and her late husband George were veteran supporters of the Windsor Conservative Association.
Mrs Boobyer's 'Friday informals' at the Bexley Arms pub, Bexley Street were attended by everyone from Royal Borough leader Cllr David Burbage to the town's MP Adam Afriyie, who paid personal tribute to her when she died.
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