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Martha Kline, of Newton, passed away in April 2014, leaving behind a legacy with the Jessup-Kline Hosiery Company.
â€śShe was a genuine person who dedicated her life to the mill,â€ť said Doug Barrick, city manager of Claremont. â€śEven after it closed, she would go the mill to do her work.â€ť
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.