Born Dec. 2, 1944 in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Glen Warren and Elva Geneva (Baylor) Earnest. She had lived in the area most of her life.
She was employed as a staff nurse at Alliance Community Hospital and later worked as the nursing supervisor for Family Medical Center in Alliance until she retired in 1992.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Randolph.
Survivors include her sons, Gregory W. of Chicago, Ill. and Aaron A. of Sebring; four grandchildren; father and step-mother, Glen and Janet Earnest of Atwater; grandmother, Isabelle Eberly of Atwater; sister, Bonnie Anderson of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; and stepsister, Sue Hill of Alliance. Her mother, Elva, died in 1973.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial servcie will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Randolph, with the Rev. Donald Feicht officiating. Burial will be in Atwater Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church, Atwater United Methodist Church, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Alliance Red Cross.