Dorothy Rella Ernst, 94, of Franklin and formerly of Moorefield passed away April 9, 2022, at Pendleton Manor, where she resided.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1927, in Tucker County, the daughter of the late William and Lillie Poling.
Mrs. Ernst was a faithful witness for her God Jehovah and worked alongside her husband for many years in the ministry throughout Maryland and West Virginia. She was a member of the Franklin Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
On March 6, 1948, she married Christopher Ernst, who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2007.
She was the last of her immediate family, being preceded in death by her sisters, Lessie Watson, Agnes Foltz, Pauline Poling, Ruby Ball, Bessie Knotts, Beulah Heckler, Mary Etta Poling, and Lena Stewart; and her brothers, Hubert “Grant” Poling, Ellis Poling and Roy Poling.
An online memorial service will be held on Zoom at 2 p.m. May 14.
Memorials may be made to the Pendleton Manor, PO Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.