Mrs. Anna C. Ernst, Age 96 of Trotwood, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 in Ohio. She was born on February 16, 1921 in Pulaski County, Kentucky to her parents, Elmer & Balzora (Turner) Whitis. Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Messenger; and her second husband, John Ernst; 12 siblings; and 2 grandchildren, Teresa Wysong, and Barbara Niles.

Anna is survived by 2 sons; Cordell Messenger of Louisville, Kentucky, and Roy (Liz) Messenger of Somerset, Kentucky; 4 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;… 11 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends. Anna worked at McCalls Magazine for several years. She loved gardening and was an excellent cook. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held from 10am-12pm with funeral to follow at 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Rogers Funeral Home, 324 West Main Street, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345. Interment will follow the service at Bear Creek Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at:

This obituary is submitted in memory of Mrs. Anna C. Ernst as a courtesy of Southern Oaks Funeral Home, Somerset, Kentucky