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Bennie Jay Zahn

Bennie Jay Zahn

Female 1927 - 2016  (88 years)

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  1. 1.  Bennie Jay ZahnBennie Jay Zahn was born 20 Jul 1927, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; died 11 Feb 2016, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; was buried , Metairie Cemetery (Lake Lawn Metairie), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.



    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.