Etta Katherine Claussen Jessup |

Etta Katherine Claussen Jessup

Etta Katherine Claussen Jessup of Columbus, Neb., died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004. She was 90.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colorado.

Mrs. Jessup was born March 27, 1913, in Carbondale to Susanne and Edward Claussen. She graduated from Carbondale High School and attended the University of Northern Colorado for one year.

She married Frank Wald “Bill” Jessup in 1936.

Mrs. Jessup was preceded in death by her parents; by brothers William Claussen, Edwin Claussen and Harry Claussen; and by sisters Frieda Treckman, Eleanor Roark and Helen Santarelli.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Susanne and Robert Discoe of Paxton, Neb., and Helen and Earl Batten of San Ramon, Calif.; by son and daughter-in-law Edward and Penny Jessup of Amarillo, Texas; by grandchildren and their spouses Diane and Jeff Mencke of Ames, Okla., Dr. Edward and Pam Discoe of Columbus, Neb., Paul and Kimberly Batten of Milan, Mich., Patrick and Cathy Batten of Holzgerlingen, Germany, Adam Batten, Leslie Batten and Matthew Batten, all of Seattle, Bond Jessup of Amarillo, Texas, Anna and James Hornstra of Katy, Texas, Jeanette Jessup of Guam; by 10 great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

McKown Funeral Home of Columbus, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.

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