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Edna Jean Hedges

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Edna Jean Hedges Obituary
Edna Jean Hedges

AGE: 88 • Ashtabula, OH

Edna Jean Hedges, 88, of Ashtabula, passed away peacefully on Valentine's Day surrounded by loved ones at UH Geneva Medical Center. Born January 14, 1929 in Leavenworth, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Edna Wallace. She married the love of her life, the late George B. Hedges, Jr., on October 5, 1951 in Leavenworth.

Jean was a 1946 Graduate of Leavenworth Senior High School. After attending St. Luke's Hospital's Nurses Training Program in Kansas City, Missouri, Jean graduated in 1952. She worked as a Registered Nurse and school nurse for 20 years. She was a member of the Geneva First United Methodist Church. Prior to moving to the area, Jean was a member of the Long Valley Presbyterian Church in Long Valley, New Jersey. She enjoyed Bible study, weather watching, sewing, baking, writing poetry and reading. As most know, Jean loved Angels, sunflowers, hummingbirds and the Iditarod.

Jean is survived by her children Deborah Ann Meinders of Jackson, NJ, Jeffrey Allen Hedges and his wife Karen of Kingsland, TX and Lois Anna Freeman of Geneva as well as her sister Eleanor Garvey of Tyler, TX. She was loved by her grandchildren Jeremy and his wife Jen, Ron, Philip and his wife Claire, Patrick and his husband Mark, Ashley and her husband Kyle, Jackie, Matt and her great grandchildren Colton River and Charley Brooke.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at The Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio. The family would like to welcome friends for one hour prior to the service. Pastor Bruce Hitchcock will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at German Valley Cemetery in Long Valley, New Jersey at a later date.

Contributions may be made in Jean's name to UH Geneva Medical Center, 870 West Main St., Geneva, OH 44041

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 16, 2017
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