Ernst, Ivah

Written by David Green.

Ivah Amelia Ernst, 94, of Fayette, Ohio, died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

She was born in Fayette, the daughter of Floyd and Lena (Winzeler) Hochstetler. She married Gerald Ernst in 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a long time member of the former Ambrose Baptist Church in Fayette.

Ivah is survived by two daughters, Phyllis (and Don) Simons of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Thelma Howe of Temperance, Mich.; one brother, Harold Hochstetler of Wauseon, Ohio; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Tedrow Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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