A WOMAN with 64 grandchildren and great-grandchildren who was killed after being hit by a car will be 'sadly missed' by everyone, her family said today.

Muriel Zeugner, 80, from Hartlepool, died following the collision on Marlowe Road in the town on Saturday, January 27.

Her family said in a statement that she was the youngest of ten or twelve children and had been looking forward to her 81st birthday on February 12.

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She was a mother of five boys and two girls and her maiden name was Shaw until she married Danny Moran in 1956, who died in 1971.

Her family said: “In the mid-seventies she married a German citizen, he died about ten years ago – whose name was Fred Zeugner.

"She was very well liked around the town, especially in the Catholic community. She was a member of St Patrick’s congregation and her faith played a big part in her life.

“She went to St Cuthbert’s RC School, and had various jobs including Hartlepool Siemens, chicken factory, Hartlepool transport, the Grand Hotel and she had a few barmaid jobs. She will be sadly missed by everyone."

They said funeral arrangements would be announced at a later date.