Ila Marie Ernst, 92, of rural Johnson County, most recently a resident of Crestview Care Center in West Branch, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, after a sudden illness surrounded by loving family.
Funeral Services were held May 12 at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City with burial following at Fairview Cemetery in rural Johnson County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ila’s memory to the West Branch First Responders, American Diabetes Association the Johnson County Veterans Trail or the Salvation Army or an organization of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com .
Ila was born on Oct. 30, 1919, in Harlan, to Zelpha Weeks Brown and Robert Ralph Brown. She had three brothers and three sisters. On April 4, 1942, she married Louis Fred Ernst of Iowa City.
Local survivors include Cynthia West and Stephanie West, both of North Liberty.