Kelly M. Earnest, 67, of Harpers Ferry, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 3, 2011, at her residence with her family by her side. There will be a celebration of Kelly’s life on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Marquette City Hall (upper level) from 1 until 4 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date. Thornburg-DeVries Funeral Home in McGregor is in charge of arrangements.
Kelly M. Brechler was born Oct. 29, 1944, in McGregor, the daughter of John Brechler and Doris (Feit) Helmey. Kelly was a graduate of Mar-Mac High School. She was united in marriage to Ronald Earnest in 1990 in Marquette.
Local survivors include her close friend, Karen Kerns of North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Kelly’s name to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, at: www.komen.org  or by mail: Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.