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Genda Kinsey Tschirn

Genda Kinsey Tschirn passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the age of 78. She was born June 9, 1940, in Lawton, Oklahoma to Ross Horton Kinsey and Jaunita Geneva Tucker.

Genda had a love for education, teaching countless students across many disciplines. She finished her 40 year teaching career at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School after teaching many years at Isidore Newman School and St. Martin’s Episcopal School. She was devoted to learning and was dedicated to her students and colleagues.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband of 50 years, E. Wayne Tschirn. Genda is survived by her children, Leigh Ann Schell and husband, McGready Richeson, and Bradley J. Tschirn and wife, Marie. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ross Tschirn, Kinsey Schell, Anna Tschirn, Caroline Schell, Clayton Schell, James Tschirn, Cy Richeson, Behrens Richeson, and Wilhelmina Richeson.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. A Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Genda Kinsey Tschirn may be made to the Genda Kinsey Tschirn Scholarship fund for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School:

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