Kathleen L. Zehr

May 15, 2012  

Kathleen 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 gardening.

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 Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.