Judith “Judy” May Barnett, age 70, passed away at Mt. Carmel East Hospital on June 8, 2020. She was born on July 2, 1949 in Zanesville, Ohio. She is survived by one son, Randolph Barnett of Columbus, Ohio and a granddaughter, Isabella Barnett of Greensboro, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William J. Barnett and Rosa (Maiorano) Barnett of Zanesville and is also survived by 3 sisters: Mary (Barnett) Norris of Columbus OH, Angela (Carmichael) Barnett of Cleveland, OH, and Rosemary Barnett also of Columbus, OH, and one brother, William J. Barnett of Marion, OH. She was predeceased by 3 sisters, Mary E., Rita J. and Frances C. Barnett all of Zanesville. She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews and a host of great-nieces and great-great nieces and nephews. She was a member of the armed forces for a short time in 1974 having served in the United States Army. She was also a devoted member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and will be remembered by all as a generous, loving sister. Remembrances can be sent to Holy Spirit Church, 4383 East Broad Street, where a viewing will be held from 9:00-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 with Mass immediately following. Burial to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Zanesville, Ohio.
Judy will always be remembered asa friend to all who knew her and the “Aunt Judy” who helped many of her nieces and nephews throughout the most challenging times of their lives. She was always willing to pitch in and help when needed and comfort and console those who felt lost and without resources, sharing whatever she had with grace and generosity. She loved to cook and was known for her compulsion to feed whomever came through her door including the neighborhood stray cats. When she had an abundance she shared it with others, and when she had very little, she shared with whomever needed it. She loved music and loved to dance, even from her chair as she became less mobile. Her niece, Julie,, and she shared a love of cooking and could watch scary movies for hours. Her nephew, Michael,, recalls many hours and days listening to “old school” rock and blues and watching hours of cartoons and sentimental television shows. Despite the recent years during which she faced many physical challenges, she was known for being feisty and as a bit of a character. Although she spoke very little about her religious beliefs, she was devout (and liked to threaten others with God’s retribution) to the Church and loved participating in social activities whenever possible. She will be sorely missed by all including Princess, her beloved and incredibly spoiled cat.
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