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HUNDREDS flocked into the tiny St Wilfrid’s Church at Cantley, Doncaster, to say a fond farewell to murdered schoolgirl Casey Kearney.

The 13-year-old Rossington girl’s favourite colour, orange, was the dominant theme of dress for the mourners, with many men wearing orange ties and ladies also wearing something of the same shade.

Funeral: Stabbed to death schoolgirl Casey Kearney's coffin is carried from St Wilfrid's Church, Cantley.

Funeral: Stabbed to death schoolgirl Casey Kearney's coffin is carried from St Wilfrid's Church, Cantley.

The hearse containing Casey’s coffin was decked with a floral tribute or orange and red carnations spelling her name.

Many of her fellow pupils walked the short distance from the McAuley Cayhloc High School round the corne to join the congregation of friends and family.

During the 30 minute service, the vicar of Cantley, the Rev Canon John Willett, said it was “impossible to exaggerate the horror felt at what happened to Casey or the sympathy we feel for her family.”

Casey suffered a fatal stab wound while walking through Elmfield Park, Doncaster, to meet a friend more than a fortnight ago.

Her father, Anthony, said “life could never be the same again” for their family.

A 26-year-old woman, Hannah Bonser, of St James Street, Doncaster, is currently awaiitng trial accused of Casey’s murder.

For more on this story and reaction see The Star tomorrow.