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Janet Zeim

January 11, 2020

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Obituary for Janet Zeim Barkelew

Janet Zeim Barkelew, age 85, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center, Lebanon. She was born in Lakewood, moved to Eatontown, then Monmouth Beach where she lived for many years growing up and having a family of her own before moving to a farm in Frenchtown, NJ. During her retirement years she lived in West Virginia on a farm.

She is predeceased by her parents Andrew and Viola Zeim; brothers-in-law John Coniff and Robert Trembler, nephew John (Jack Coniff) and son-in-law Charles W. Walker.

She leaves behind her husband James M. Barkelew, daughters Janette Meisner and her husband Dave; Linda Burrough and husband Kevin; Judy Walker; Susan Goeckeler and husband William as well as grandchildren, Andrew Meisner and wife Kristine; Adrienne Meisner; Megan Burrough, Alyssa Walker, Christopher Walker, Jarred Goeckeler and Rowan Goeckeler and great grandchildren Ryan and Alex Meisner; and Lucas and Logan Burrough Cuchirello. She also has a sister, Carole Trembler, who lives in Easton, PA; sister-in-law Elizabeth (Betty) Coniff; nieces Belinda Coniff and Patricia Trembler Becker and nephew William Trembler.

Janet always had a generous and giving spirit to anyone she came in contact with and greeted everyone with a friendly smile. She was a Charter member of the Monmouth Beach Ladies Auxiliary for 64 years where she held the office of President and Vice President, as well as Secretary throughout those years. She was a long standing member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Long Branch, being a member of the choir, donated her time as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Women’s Society. She also liked to socialize with her Birthday Club of about 15 women, play cards, go camping, cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting and doing cross-stitch that her family will treasure forever. She loved going to the beach during the summer with her family and sitting with lifelong friends. She liked to ride her bike to work at the Monmouth Beach Cold Storage where she worked as a secretary for many years.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15 from 4-8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. The Funeral Service will be on Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 am at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 61 Atlantic Avenue, Long Branch followed by the burial at Monmouth Memorial Park in Tinton Falls, where both her parents remain. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Ladies Auxiliary of Monmouth Beach Fire Department, P.O. Box 103, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 or Monmouth Beach Beautification Committee, P.O. Box 311 Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.


When Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Service Information

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 10:00am
Reverend Peter Mantell
Reverend Isabel Quezada
Asbury United Methodist Church
61 Atlantic Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Interment Information

Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery
4171 SR-33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
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