A WOMAN rescued from a gas blast which wrecked her Marsden home has died.

Mrs Amelia Everill, 92, died peacefully - more than three months after being pulled from the wrecked house that had been her home for years.

Now her family are planning a poignant funeral service on Wednesday, which will include a horse-drawn hearse leading the cortege through the village.

The explosion ripped through Mrs Everill's home last October as she sat on a settee, chatting to relatives.

It is thought to have been caused by gas, although an inquiry into the cause has yet to be completed.

Other relatives who were in the house at the time escaped.

Daughter Gladys Woodhead, 62, grandson Geoffrey Woodhead, 32, and great-granddaughters Ellie, six and Chloe, four, managed to get out of the wrecked house.

Marsden firefighters rescued Mrs Everill from the debris.

Mrs Woodhead and Mrs Everill were taken to a specialist burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

Mrs Everill had suffered burns to her face and hands and remained at the hospital for eight weeks.

Her grand-daughter Mrs Heather Hunt said: "She never really recovered from the explosion, although her death was not due to it.

"She came home from hospital but was in and out of the Royal Infirmary after that."

The family will hold a funeral service at Marsden Parish Church on Wednesday.

The funeral cortege will leave Pearsons funeral home in Manchester Road at 2.30pm and will pass through the village centre.

The house off Towngate wrecked by the blast was demolished the day after the explosion.

Transco and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the incident.