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Eleanor Ruth Zernott

Died: April 16, 2017

Ellie or Miss Ellie as she was known to most passed away at home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the age of 79. Ellie was born on January 27, 1938 to Robert Owen and Mary Compton McBride. In addition to being the former owner of Ellie’s Limited Boutique, she was an inaugural member of both the “Bengal Belles”…read more

Ellie or Miss Ellie as she was known to most passed away at home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the age of 79. Ellie was born on January 27, 1938 to Robert Owen and Mary Compton McBride. In addition to being the former owner of Ellie’s Limited Boutique, she was an inaugural member of both the “Bengal Belles” and the “Cowbelles” Organizations, her association with the “Cowbelles” lead to her hosting a regular cooking segment on WBRZ noon cooking show for several years in the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s.   She and her late husband Bobby were active in the Baton Rouge Jaycees and well known for their great after-game LSU parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Ellie will always be remembered for her ever present smile and “over the top” personality and sense of fashion. However it was she and Bobby’s closest friends that formed a life time of bonds with their famous “Dirty Seven” Supper Club. It included the McClendons, Peveys, Gilmores, Deselles, Geralds, and the Carters. This bond continues today with their children. Ellie was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Bobby. She is survived by her two sons, Cole Miller (wife Cathy) and Robert James “Jamie” Zernott, Jr. (wife Pauline); five grandchildren, Colby and Caroline Zernott along with Coleman, John (wife Natalie), and Blake (wife Haley) Miller; one great-grandchild, Charles Robert Miller; and siblings, Pat McBride (wife Nancy) and Sandra Hebert. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home (825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. A private burial will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all who can attend please wear the brightest spring colors possible to memorialize Ellie.

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Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rabenhorst Funeral Home

Address:

825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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