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Rotherham teacher remembered at church in stained glass

Memorial window for Sheila Ferguson
Image caption The window was donated by Mrs Ferguson's widower Angus

A stained glass window celebrating the life of a teacher from Rotherham was unveiled in her local church on the first anniversary of her death.

Sheila Ferguson, who died on 16 July 2009, had recently retired as a maths teacher at Thomas Rotherham College.

She was a long-standing member of St Saviour's Church at Mortomley where the new window has been installed.

It was designed by Helen Whittaker, who created the recently-installed East Window at Sheffield's St Mary's Church.

The theme of the window, with copper sculpture, is the Tree of Life, with impressions of a family looking on the scene.

'Significant occasion'

Mrs Ferguson, 60, who was a Brownie and Guide leader, was also secretary to the Parochial Church Council.

Rev Edwin Mitchell, the vicar of St Saviour's, said the unveiling was a "significant occasion for High Green as well as the Church, her family and friends".

She said the new window, donated by Mrs Ferguson's husband Angus, was a "superb addition to our worshipping environment, as well as having great meaning for Sheila's family, friends and work colleagues".

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