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One-of-a-Kind Memorial for Sue Younts

by | Jun 29, 2021

The Hearts on Fiber knitting group began knitting flowers to honor their late friend Sue Younts. Sunday morning, they gathered on Main Street near where she was killed to create a beautiful memorial to their friend.

Sunday morning a group of neighbors came together to create a one-of-a-kind memorial to express their grief and gratitude.

It took a ladder for volunteers to place the top part of the memorial.

Members of the Hearts on Fiber knitting group started making knitted flowers almost immediately after they heard that their fellow knitter – Sue Younts – had been the victim in the tragic pedestrian accident on Main Street on June 17.

Knitters of all ages knitted flowers of all shapes, sizes, and colors. They had several sessions where they knitted as a group and talked about the loss of their dear friend.

Still more flowers were created by knitters at home as they filled the hours of the long days following Sue’s death. They filled bins with their amazing works of art.

The knitters carefully attached each flower to plastic netting. The netting was then wrapped around one of the poles at the intersection of Main Street, South Street, and Chairman Blake Lane. 

The group also placed a small sign amid the field of flowers. The sign reads: “In memory of our friend Sue Younts: April 11, 1957 – June 17, 2021 – with love, the Hearts on Fiber knitting group. ‘Each day, tell the ones that you love that you cherish them. That’s what you can do for me.’ – Bud Younts (Sue’s Husband)”

Please take the time to stop by to see the memorial artwork created by Sue Younts’ knitting friends. In the mean time, please see the rest of the photos we took Sunday morning.

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