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The money Judy Oatman raises from making and selling her mittens now goes to help pay for her late husband’s medical expenses. Forum News Service photo

Lowry, Minn., woman’s passion for making mittens helps her survive the passing of her husband


LOWRY — It all started with a simple black and white tie.

Judy Oatman of Lowry found herself grieving her father’s death.

When she traveled back home from his funeral in Washington, she brought along a few of her father’s ties he wore as an usher at church on Sundays.

Her grandmother was a seamstress and passed on those skills to Judy at a young age. “God and my grandma taught me to sew,” she remarked.

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