Jill A. Ernst, 42, Jasper

Jill A. Ernst, 42, of Jasper, died Saturday, January 5, at her home. She was born in Jasper on June 16, 1976, to Larry and Clara (Padgett) Hall.  She married Mark Ernst October 17, 1998, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois.

Jill was a 1994 graduate of Northeast Dubois High School. She worked as a call center supervisor at German American Bank for many years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and participated in CHRP. She enjoyed going on trips to Las Vegas, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Ernst; one son, Landon Ernst, Jasper; her parents, Larry and Clara Hall, Dubois; two brothers, Jarod Hall and wife Melissa, French Lick, and Jason Hall, Dubois; her mother-in-law, Barbara Ernst, Jasper; her maternal grandmother, Anastasia Padgett, Loogootee; her paternal grandfather, Cleo Hall, Dubois; brother-in-law Brian Ernst, Jasper; sister-in-law Lisa Ruhe and husband Mick, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Jolene Hall, her father-in-law, Lenny Ernst, her maternal grandfather, Guy Padgett, and paternal grandmother, Gertrude Hall.

Friends may call from noon-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Kesem I.U. or to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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