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Erin M. Ernst

Erin M. Ernst, (nee Rood), age 43 of Pierron, died Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJC) in Saint Louis.

She was born on Saturday, December 11, 1976, in Highland, the daughter of  Robert  and Pamela  (nee Lancaster) Rood.

On Saturday, August 30, 2008, she married Jacob M. Ernst at The Falls, Columbia, who survives.

She was born in Highland.  Grew up in Troy, IL and graduated from Triad High School, Troy, in 1995.  She received a Certified Medical Assistant degree from SWIC, Belleville.  She worked for Maryville Women’s Center, Maryville, for the past five years.  She and her family have lived in Pierron, IL, for the last seven years.  She enjoyed raising her children, sports, camping and boating.

Survivors include her husband, Jacob M. Ernst of Pierron; son, Jakob R. Ernst of Pierron; daughters, Emma M. Ernst opf Pierron, and Avery M. Ernst of Pierron; and parent, Robert S. “Bob” & Pamela D. “Pam” (nee Lancaster) Rood of Troy; brothers, Steven R. (Jenny) Rood of Troy, and Mark S. (Valerie) Rood of Jacksonville; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Sherry (nee Miller) Ernst of New Douglas.

Visitation was held on Dec. 26  and 27 at Spengel0-Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 27 at the funeral home, with Rev. Fr. Pat. G. Jakel, Pastor, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Family.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland was in charge of arrangements.

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