LaJune Zehr, 94, of Hummingbird Lane, died Tuesday
afternoon, May 15, at Lewis County Residential Healthcare
Facility, where she has resided since March 16.
A memorial service
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Mennonite Church,
New Bremen with Bruce Chartrand, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be held privately in First Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Iseneker
Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Born Dec. 26, 1917, at home in Croghan, a daughter of the
late Benjamin Franklin and Susianna Lehman Zehr, she
graduated from Goshen College with a bachelorís degree in
1940, and earned her Masterís Degree from Columbia
University in 1941.
Miss Zehr worked for three years at Morris High School
teaching Home Economics before teaching at Carthage Central
School. In 1950 she went to Beirut, Lebanon, to teach Home
Economics at the Beirut College for Women for one year.
Upon her return to the United States, Miss Zehr went back to
work for Carthage Central School until her retirement.
Miss Zehr was a life-long member of First Mennonite Church,
New Bremen, where she was active in teaching Sunday school.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Watertown, NY, and
was a former President of the Constable Hall Association.
For many years, she was a member of the Traveling Club of
Carthage and was also a member of the former Civic Club in
Lowville. Kathleen was instrumental in helping form
the Hospice program in Lewis County.
She was on the original planning committee of Brookside
Senior Living Community.
Miss Zehr enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fine arts and china
painting. She enjoyed traveling, reading and
Surviving are a sister, Charlotte Zehr, Lowville; a
sister-in-law, Beatrice Zehr, Croghan; a niece and her
husband, Mary and Andy Grau, Castorland; four nephews and
their wives, Ben and Patricia Zehr, Indianapolis, Ind., Mark
and Debra Zehr, Greeley, Colo., Vaughn Zehr, Croghan, and
Jan Zehr, Croghan; nine grand nieces and nephews; 11
great-grand nieces and nephews.
A brother, Mark J. Zehr, died before her.
Contributions may be made
to a charity of oneís choice.
Condolences may be made
online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and