Beatrice (Bast) Zehr

Born: Mon., May 1, 1922
Died: Tue., Apr. 9, 2019


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 13, 2019
Location: First Mennonite Church


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Mrs. Beatrice Zehr, 96, formerly of Shady Ave; Croghan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at the Lewis County Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lowville.

Beatrice was born May 1, 1922 in Tavistock, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Iutzi) Bast. She was educated at Tavistock Schools. On December 31, 1946, Beatrice was married to Mark J. Zehr. Beatrice was a homemaker, raising a family of five. She also operated a yarn shop in the family business, Lehman and Zehr.

Beatrice enjoyed doing crafts, which included her yearly Christmas ornaments, knitting her famous baby blankets, doing the evening crossword and card games. Her most prized times were spent with her children and grandchildren.

Beatrice is survived by her children, Benjamin (Patricia) Zehr of Indianapolis, ID; Mark (Debra) Zehr Jr. of Greely, CO; Vaughan Zehr of Croghan; Mary (Andy) Grau of Castorland and Jan Zehr of Croghan; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Mark; siblings, Florence Boshart, Katherine Roth, Anne Blum and Henry Bast, a grandson, Zachary Zehr and two special sister-in-law’s, Kathleen and Charlotte Zehr.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the “Rainbow Community” at the Lewis County Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 7785 N. State Street; Lowville, New York 13367 or to the First Mennonite Church; 8383 State Route 812, Lowville, New York 13367.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the First Mennonite Church with Pastor Ed Steckly, officiating.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.scanlonfuneral.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Beatrice Zehr are under the care of the Scanlon Funeral Home of Croghan.

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Linda Graves
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Dear Mary, Andy and famiily, So sorry to hear of your moms passing, we are never ready to part but thankful we have our precious memories of the good times! Know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers! Love Floyd Jr & Linda Graves

shelley schneeberger
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Mary so sorry to read about your mom,you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen LaChausse
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
I am so sorry to read of Bea's passing. She was such a nice lady and neighbor. Condolences to the family.

janetmeyermoser
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
mary and boys so sorry to heat this but she is now with your dad remember her as a kind sweet lady and neighbor may she now rest in peace

Patricia Bramhall
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
To all Beatrice's family, She was truly a lady. Soft spoken with a sweet smile, always. She and my mom, Imelda Proulx felt a kinship, as both were Canadian's. I baby sat for you children and so did my mom. May you be comforted with loving memories.

Norma Anderson
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Please except my sincere sympathies in the passing of your Mom. She was a great Lady.

Gerry and Janet
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Ben,”Luke”,Vaughan,MarySue,Jan...We were so very saddened to hear of your Moms passing...We have so many wonderful memories of Mark and Bea..and your family...I know the heartache from the loss of a Mom....💔

Tom & Sue Brouty
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bea's passing.She was a special person. She was always ready to pick on me on Sunday mornings at church and Mary continued the tradition. We will be praying for the family. Let your strength be in the Lord.

Joan Yousey
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
To all of Bea's family, I'm so sorry to here of her passing.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


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