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Tightly Knit Community Honors Slain DA & Wife With Quilt

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KAUFMAN COUNTY (CBS 11 NEWS) – Mary Jo Smith believes that quilters bring people together. “There’s a lot of care that’s gone into this.”

Recently, Smith and about 30 others in the Kaufman Quilt Guild, gathered to make a quilt for one of their former members, Cynthia McLelland, who along with her husband, Mike, the Kaufman County District Attorney, were murdered one year ago.

Smith said, “I knew her probably two years, but Cynthia did not know a stranger. You met Cynthia, and she was your friend.”

Smith is putting the finishing touches on the quilt. She added her own personal contribution: hearts. “Cynthia liked pretty things, and the love of her husband, they had such a great relationship and so of course, I had to put some hearts in the border.”

Because of Mike McLelland’s job as DA, and Cynthia’s love for him, members of the guild chose a design using the courthouse step block, and made an applique with the scales of justice.

Once completed, the special quilt will be hung inside the Kaufman County Courthouse — in the McLellands’ honor.

“It just makes you feel good, it’s the least we can do. I just think it’s a great honor that we can make it for her and display it to show the community just how much Cynthia was loved and missed.”

A couple loved and missed by a tightly knit community, who won’t soon forget them.

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