A 94-year-old Lincolnite helps make about 800 masks

A 94-year-old woman is working with her family making masks for essential workers.
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A 94-year-old woman is working with her family making masks for essential workers.

“Its’ rather monotonous sitting around doing nothing,” says Anita Severe.

Severe is helping her daughter Becky Stewart to supply masks to healthcare facilities, using a high tech sewing machine, serger, and sheer spunk.

“Just being with my family and to help put a bit towards the cause, it gives me something to do.”

When Becky was asked to help the York community she was first to get to work, and her family soon joined in. Anita, Becky and her husband have made about 800 masks to give out to those on the front lines. They even made child masks for babies and children in hospitals.

“Well we don’t give her any slack,” jokes Severe. “She’s a mere 94-plus and going strong you know I think she loves doing it.”

The family has decided not to sell them but they are accepting donated fabric.

Stewart says working together has actually brought the family closer as they work for a good cause.

Becky says ironically they have used over 94 yards of material.

“I’m just trying to meet the needs of the community, I’m just a very small part of this,” says Stewart.  “I’ve got two great helpers and even as far as the community goes I’m a very small part of it. But I’m trying to make a difference and help people where it’s needed.”

The family says they enjoy staying busy together, making those masks and giving back to the community.

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