Kathleen Rose Schmidt Ernst, 73 of Cowan, died Jan. 9.
A native of Cheektowaga, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Milton M. and Florence B. Schmidt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth A. Connary and brother, Donald Schmidt.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Larry Ernst of Cowan; son Larry Ernst Jr. and wife, Barbara of Manchester; son Peter J. Ernst of Morrison; daughter, Jennifer D. Scott of Winchester; sisters, Diane Depriest and husband, Russell of Winchester and Linda Massee of Buffalo, NY; brothers, Jimmy Schmidt and wife, Nellie of Cartersville, Ga., and Milton Schmidt and wife, Debbie of Depew, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 14, 2015