Mrs. Edna Faye Zahn, daughter of the late Curtis Fay Mitchell and Evelyn Naomi Mitchell, was born September 21, 1927 in Brooklyn, Maryland. She graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1944 and started her career as a Federal Worker at Fort George G. Meade.
While at Fort Meade, she met Robert L. Zahn and was united in holy matrimony on May 5, 1963.
At an early age she professed her love of travel and adventure. Edna took flying lessons and eventually owned her own airplane. She flew regularly and upon her retirement, Edna and Robert set sail for a 4-year circumnavigation aboard their 43 foot sailboat “Makakai”. Her adventures were truly inspiring.
After retirement, Edna moved to Asbury Senior Living in Solomon’s, MD and recently returned to Brightview Senior Living in Severna Park, MD.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Zahn.
She is survived by her two sisters: Edith Wroten and Mary Taylor, both of Millersville, MD; two children Carol Strong (David Strong) of Millersville, MD and William Clark (former spouse Karen Clark) now of the Philippines; 5 grandchildren and their spouses; 10 great-grandchildren; a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A. 1 2nd Avenue S.W.(at Crain Hwy.) Glen Burnie. A service celebrating Mrs. Zahn's life will follow at 10:30 AM in the funeral home chapel. Following the services the family invites you to join them to continue celebrating her life for a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Strong. A family committal service will be held on Monday at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.