Erna R. Westbrook

Westbrook, Erna R.

Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Erna was born on March 5, 1922 in Ithaca, NY, daughter of the late Leon and Jerusha (Baker) Forrest. Erna spent many years as a foster mother for over 200 children in the Elmira area. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed dearly by those that knew her. Erna is survived by her sons, Lawrence (Suzanne) of Erin, NY, Gerald (Joyce) of Winfield, PA, Royal (Delores) of Kansas City, KS and Jack (Deanna) Westbrook of MO; daughter, Faith (John) Truxell of Erin, NY; foster daughter, Rosie (Donald) Benjamin of Alpine, NY; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Erna was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Westbrook in 1991. A Memorial Service will be held for Erna on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Breezeport Baptist Church. Family will receive visitors at 2, service at 3.

Funeral Home

James D. Barrett Funeral Home
1004 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 733-4629

Published in Star-Gazette on Apr. 15, 2014