Kimberly Ernst, 54, of Howell passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, lived in Clinton, NJ, and settled in Howell in 1987. Kimberly worked in the marketing field in Howell for eight years. She enjoyed traveling, especially island hopping. Kimberly had a love for going to the beach and taking trips to Atlantic City. Above all, she was passionate about spending quality time with her family.
She was predeceased by her father-in-law, Donald R. Ernst, Sr., in 2014. Kimberly is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years, Don Ernst, Jr., of Howell; sons, Jake and Jarrett Ernst; parents, Nancy and Paul Stark of Elkton, MD; mother-in-law, Beverly Ernst of Howell; sister, Susan Schmidt of California; a niece, Jessica Schmidt; sister-in-law, Audrey Isaly and her husband, Charles of Scottsdale, AZ; and her furry companions, Caico and Rico.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with her funeral service to follow. For those who are unable to attend in person, relatives and friends are invited to participate via webcast through the funeral home website. Interment will be private. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Kimberly’s name may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 2310 Route 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, NJ 08736, The Colon Cancer Foundation, 10 Midland Ave, Suite M06, Port Chester, NY 10573 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 . For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com