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Edna Jessel Taylor

Mrs. Taylor, 79, formerly of Ashland, died Sunday (Jan. 22, 2004) at Ritzville Life Care Center in Ritzville, Washington.

She was born Edna Susie Jane Jessel on March 15, 1924 in Athens, TN, the thrid daughter of Charles Henry and Susie Jane (Gaddes) Jessel.

Edna graduated from Ashland High in 1943 and attended Souther Oregon College of Education. In March 1867 in Reno, NV she married William Elkton Taylor who preceded her in death 2001.

She was a member of Eastern Star and the Church of Religious Science. She previously was a member of the Daughters of the Nile and an honorary member of Ashland Elks.

In addition to her husband, Edna was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Joe Jessel and sisters Etta Herra and Anne Early. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Jane Sanderson, and Alma Jefferson. She is also survived by many neices and nepnews: Jimmy Herra, Norma Early, Susan Early, Pat Early, Michael Early, Ava Early, Loren Early, Anne Lang, Robert Sanderson Jr., Susan Alhan, John Sanderson, Janet Schigig, David Jefferson, and Matthew Jefferson; and many great neices and nephews, who all unanimously agree that their "Aunt Edna" was the very best Aunt in the whole wide world.

Leland Enos Ballard

Leland Enos Ballard, 94 of Ashland, died on Tuesday () at his home. Arrangements will be handled by Perl Funeral Home.