July 21, 1964 to August 17, 2017
West Leyden- Michelle A. Ernst Heranney, 53, passed away August 17, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Rome on July 21, 1964, a daughter of Lyndon H. and Jane A. Barton Ernst. She grew up in West Leyden and graduated from Adirondack Central School in 1982. After that she moved to Long Lake, she then moved to New Jersey and started a family. While living in Jersey she was employed as a bank teller in Toms River, NJ as well as home health care. She lived in Kentucky before moving back to West Leyden, New York, where she has lived for ten years. Michelle enjoyed her family and being a grandmother.
Surviving are her mother , Jane Ernst, West Leyden; her five children, Andrea Owens Bemis, Pa., Kyle and Katherine Owens, New Jersey, William Heranney, New Jersey and Stephanie Heranney Gorzalkowski, Boonville; three granddaughters; one grandson; sister, Charlene Russell, West Leyden; brothers, Charles E. Russell, North Carolina, Kevin Ernst, Boonville, Kenny Ernst, Forestport, James Russell, Syracuse and Christian J. Ernst, West Leyden. Michelle was predeceased by her father, Lyndon in 1996, brothers, David and Jeffery Ernst and a sister, Lynda Ernst Koons .
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Milk Plant in West Leyden from 1-5 p.m. on August 26, 2017. Donations can be made to the Dutch Reform Church, West Leyden, c/o Jean Kent, Mud Lake Road, West Leyden, NY 13489. Mills Funeral Home, Boonville are in charge of the arrangements.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com