Perfect’ mum-of-three, 33, found dead by husband while kids slept upstairs

Bethany Clark was described as “lively, outgoing, fun-loving, caring, devoted and perfect” by her husband.

The former nurse and mother-of-three was tragically found dead by her husband Jonathan at the family home as two of her children slept upstairs.

An inquest into 33-year-old Bethany’s death was held on Wednesday and heard the family had enjoyed a fun evening together which Bethany had recounted to relatives through social media messages just hours before she died, reports Grimsby Live.

It appeared the former nurse, who worked at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, had taken her own life, although the coroner said he could not be sure that had been her intention.

Police investigators concluded there were no suspicious circumstances.

Grimsby and North Lincolnshire coroner, Mark Kendall concluded the young mother had an eating disorder which was not formally diagnosed and she had told specialists she was eating healthily.

She had also undergone medical investigation for a cardiac anomaly, but nothing abnormal was found.

Mr Kendall said she had continued to drink alcohol on her own after a “normal, fun family evening” during the school half-term on February 20, last year.

The coroner said her demeanour had not given rise for concern and the messages she exchanged with family members, including her son who was staying with grandparents, had not raised suspicions.

She had not left any notes.

“Given the lack of any notes and the quantity of alcohol, I do not feel that she intended to die by her actions. All we have are the facts themselves. I do not know what she was thinking when she took those actions,” the coroner concluded.

He passed his condolences to Bethany’s family who appeared at the hearing on a video link and paid tribute in the inquest.

Mr Clark described his wife as “perfect”.

He said she had suffered from palpitations and had received a letter from a cardiologist three to four days before her tragic death, to book an appointment.

Bethany had also been seen by a neurologist about a suspected blood clot on her brain in 2015, which she thought was responsible for her suffering from temporary vertigo at times.

“She did not think she would make 40 years. She had palpitations and had concerns about those two issues,” he said.

He told how they had watched a documentary about Tyson Fury on TV and had let two of the children stay up late because it was half term.

Tragically, he discovered his wife at around 1.20am.

PC Oakley Aisthorpe of Humberside Police told the inquest there were no suspicious circumstances nor third party involvement.

Following her sad death last year many friends, family and work colleagues at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital posted messages in tribute.

Her cousin Andy Edwards said: “When you read articles on pages like this and they say they will leave a massive hole in a family I can honestly say this couldn’t be more true about my little cousin, she’s had a heart of gold the most bubbly personality ever and my daughters will miss their crazy auntie Beth massively as we all will xx sleep tight Beth and make sure you cause loads of mischief up there like you did down here.”

Danielle Bilbe wrote: “R.I.P Beth you will never be forgotten I will always remember that beautiful big smile on your face I don’t think there was ever a day where you weren’t smiling and happy.”

Carly Walker posted: “RIP Beth. You always made me laugh when I saw you and you always had the biggest smile. The memories of playing at your house when we were all little I’ll keep forever. Sending love to your family xx”