Marlene Calmes Major

  • Born: July 9, 1935
  • Died: November 8, 2021
  • Location: Independence, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marlene Calmes Major, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the age of 86. She was born on July 9, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late John Menner and Conchetta "Jenny" Canizaro Menner. Marlene was a switchboard operator at North Oaks Medical Center for over 29 years and was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ in Independence for over 30 years.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Bennie Major; daughters, Debra Giacone (Steve), Darlene Wascom (Freddie) and Jenell Manuel (Coby); son, Todd Calmes (Leigh); 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marlene was preceded in death by her son, Keith Calmes; brother, Johnny Menner, Jr.; and sisters, Rita Owens and Rose Mary Darby.

The family would like to sincerely thank Interim Hospice for their compassionate care.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm.

Interment will follow at Mount Stevens Cemetery in Independence, Louisiana.

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