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  • Retiree sews up memories for those suffering loss

    Jean Huddleston displays two bears, which she sews as keepsakes for people whose loved ones have died or donates to children in need. Huddleston, who retired April 30 as director of business and operations at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, has sewn 563 of the bears during the past several years from clothing, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, blankets and other personal possessions of the deceased.  Click photo to enlarge

    Jean Huddleston displays two bears, which she sews as keepsakes for people whose loved ones have died or donates to children in need. Huddleston, who retired April 30 as director of business and operations at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, has sewn 563 of the bears during the past several years from clothing, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, blankets and other personal possessions of the deceased.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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