A PENSIONER died from dehydration, an inquest opening has revealed.

90-year-old Valerie Keeble died on September 16 in The Grange Nursing Home in Faringdon.

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At Oxford Coroner's Court yesterday the head coroner for the county, Darren Salter, said that the retired housewife had previously had a stroke and the initial findings were that she died of being dehydrated after a choking incident.

The full inquest – which aims to answer four questions: who the person was, how, when and where they died – has been scheduled for January 13.