Ellen Rose Edwards, 69, of Prosser died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007.

Ellen was born on Sept. 10, 1937, in Texas, the daughter of John and Minnie May (Williams) Britton. Ellen received her education in Porterville, Calif. She and her companion farmed in the Prosser area until retiring in 2001.

She is survived by longtime companion, Bob Stickley of Prosser; four sons, Terry McMurrey and wife, Emily, of Yakima, Dan McMurrey of Prosser and Randy McMurrey of Porterville, Calif. and James Short of Louisiana; two daughters, Tammy Estebio and Daniell Coy; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one stepson; one stepdaughter; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous brothers and sisters.

At Ellen's request there will be no formal funeral service. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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