Councillor Minshall held her Civic Service at All Saints' Church on Stewart Street led by the Mayor's Chaplain, Reverend Steve Clapham.
Musical accompaniment was kindly provided from the Co-operative Funeralcare Band North West and students from Ruskin Community High School.
The Mayor was joined by civic dignitaries from around Cheshire East and West as well as representatives from Cheshire Fire and Police Authorities, Royal British Legion Crewe Branch and several community groups and organisations.
A collection was held for the Mayoral Charities - Central Cheshire Buddies Scheme, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity and Churches Together in Crewe Night Shelter.
Central Cheshire Buddies Scheme presented the Mayor and Town Council with hand crafted replicas of the Town Council emblem.