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Bennie Jay Zahn

Bennie Jay Zahn

Female 1927 - 2016  (88 years)

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  • Name Bennie Jay Zahn  [1
    Born 20 Jul 1927  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Feb 2016  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Metairie Cemetery (Lake Lawn Metairie), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ZAHN

      Bennie Jay Zahn born July 20, 1927 left us on the morning of February 11 of 2016. She was the fourth daughter of Leontine Morlas and Edward G. Zahn, named for her uncle Bernhardt (Benny) Zahn, Jr., and granddaughter of Amanda Gehrke and Bernhardt J. Zahn, Sr. and Lucine Roquevert and John Dominic Morlas. She is survived by her sister Amanda Zahn Martin (the late Emile Edgar III) and her brother-in-law James "Red" Johnson. She was predeceased by sisters Lucine Zahn Johnson and Johanette "Nettie" (Zahn) and Leon R. Kleinpeter, Jr. She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews, Constance K. Meyers (Frank), Lillian Lucine Kleinpeter, Eugenia K. Silva (Glenn), Cynthia K. Lysinger (Mark), Leon R. Kleinpeter, III (Donna), Terry Marie K. Shaffer (Jack), Edward Z. Martin (Cynthia), Johnette Leontine Martin, Jay Emile Martin, Robert D. Martin (Mary), Gregory F. Martin, David E. Martin, Pamela J. Klagholz (John), Bruce D. Johnson, Ted W. Johnson, Elizabeth J. Huycke (Arthur), 22 great nieces and nephews, 11 great great nieces and nephews, and many loving cousins.

      A lifelong resident of New Orleans, she attended Robert Mills Lusher Elementary School, Eleanor McMain High School, Louisiana State University and St. Mary's Dominican College, graduating with a BA in 1949. She was Department Manager in the Maintenance Division of Orleans Parish School Board and retired in 1984 with 34 years of service. Bennie's interests included travel, reading, craft projects and sewing, and, dearest to her, researching and writing of ancestral roots and family history. She left us instilled with precious memories of family togetherness and traditions, and with the Grace of God will share eternal life with her beloved family and friends.

      A Funeral Service will be held at Lake Lawn Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Wed. February 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation from 12:00 p.m. with interment to follow in Metairie Cemetery.

      Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Special School, 1522 Chippewa St., New Orleans, La. 70130.
    Person ID I23279  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 

    Father Edward George Zahn,   b. 4 Feb 1879, Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1948, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Leontine Josephine Morlas,   b. 19 Jan 1889, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1972, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1918  New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Their four daughters were born at the combination home and grocery store they owned and operated, located on Calhoun Street.

      Daughter's Nettie and Lucy visted their Aunt Josephine McGuire's family in Oklahoma during the summer of 1945.
    Family ID F712  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1927 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 2016 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Metairie Cemetery (Lake Lawn Metairie), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Morlas Cousins at the St. Alphonsus Convent in 1927
    Morlas Cousins at the St. Alphonsus Convent in 1927
    This picture was taken on the grounds of the St. Alphonsus Convent in 1927 when the nieces and nephews of Juliet Theresa Morlas (Sister Mary Cyril, R.S.M.) joined her to celebrate her third year in the order of the Sisters of Mercy.


    Pictured are (Top) Johnny Trapani, Sylvan "Brother" Bordes, Paul Trapani, August Trapani(Middle) Leona Bordes holding Edward Bordes, Nettie Zahn holding Patricia Trapani, Juliette Trapani holding Bennie Zahn, Amanda Zahn(Bottom) Rita Bordes, John Morlas, Carl Bishop, Lucine Zahn
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    Documents
    Zahn, Bennie
    Zahn, Bennie
    July 4, 1986 Times-Picayune photo and article about Bennie Zahn's Liberty Tree, one in a series of Holiday Trees that she annually decorates.
    Zahn, Bennie, Christmas greetings ca 2007
    Zahn, Bennie, Christmas greetings ca 2007
    Note after returning home post-Katrina

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Zahn, Bennie Jay--The Families Pene Roquevert Morlas (Privately Published; New Orleans, LA 1992) , updates and corrections issued periodically.