Official Obituary of

Martha "Sue" (Ainsworth) Ernie

January 19, 1944 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Martha Ernie Obituary

Martha Sue Ernie, 80, passed away on Saturday morning, March 2, 2024, at her residence in Ohio City surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 19, 1944 in Van Wert, Ohio, the daughter of the late Hugh V. Ainsworth and Martha Helen (Wiseman) Ainsworth. She was married to LeRoy Edward Ernie who also preceded her in death on July 14, 2019.

Family survivors include her three daughters, Kimmy Ernie of Ohio City, Lana Ernie (Richard Kadel) of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Shawn (Mike) Jones of Ohio City; four grandchildren, Lance and Haley Ehrsam, Coby and Colson Jones; two great grandchildren, Harper and Laelynn; a sister, Norma J. Bowen of Ohio City; a sister-in-law, Marjiann C. (Duane) Noll of Ohio City; a brother-in-law, Bill Carr of Ohio City; and two sisters-in-law Joanne Ainsworth and Deb Ainsworth Owens.

Besides her parents and husband, Sue was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas H. Ainsworth, John D. Ainsworth, Edwin Ainsworth and Mark A. Ainsworth; two sisters, Donna L. Ainsworth and Annie Carr.

Sue was a 1962 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School and attended Ohio City Community Church of God. She worked as a seamstress at the Van Wert Manufacturing Company for 20 years and retired from TuWay Products in Rockford..

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Bevington officiating. Visitation will start at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home until time of services at 12:30 p.m..

Preferred memorials are to the Ohio City Fire & EMS Department and the Ohio City Food Pantry.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

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March 6, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
March 6, 2024

12:30 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891


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