Jane Henson, left, donates some of Jim Henson's early puppets, including the original Kermit, to the Smithsonian Institution.

Jane Nebel Henson, co-inventor of The Muppets died yesterday

At the age of 78 and after a long battle with cancer, Jane Nebel Henson passed away yesterday, she was the wife of the Muppets creator Jim Henson. Henson was a “creative and integral business partner,” said the company, owned by the family’s five children. Born...