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Death of primary school teacher - 1964

Loughborough Monitor - 24th January 1964

Dog’s whimper led her to collapsed Quorn teacher

For 25 years a school teacher at St Bartholomew’s Primary School, Quorn, 51 year old Miss Lena Edith Sturman collapsed and died on Saturday afternoon at the home of a cousin in Coalville where she always spent her weekends.

Miss Sturman had been for a walk with her pet Dachshund “Kim” and had just returned to the house, 69 Greenhill Road, Coalville, when her cousin heard a noise in the kitchen and went to investigate. “Kim” stood by his mistress’s body, whimpering.

During the week Miss Sturman lived with a former member of St Bartholomew’s school staff, Miss E Sutton, at her home in High Street, Quorn.

Before going to Quorn she spent a short time as an uncertified teacher at Kegworth, then had a year at a training college. Miss Sturman, a keen tennis and hockey player in her youth, was a former Leicestershire county hockey player.

At St Bartholomew’s she took a keen interest in children’s games. She was also an expert needlewoman.

Headmaster Mr J Briers said today: “She was the sort of old-fashioned type of schoolteacher who will be difficult to replace. She had a tremendously high standard in everything.

   
 Submitted on: 2010-12-20
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1072
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