Welcome to the
memorial page for
Barbara Jean Kee
October 6, 1937
~ May 27, 2019
Barbara Jean Kee was born October 6, 1937 to Helen Springs and David Connelly in North Carolina. While still in grade school she met her future husband Robert Lee Kee. They married in September of 1955 and went on to have 5 children.
After marriage Robert joined the military which allowed Barbara to travel all around the world including such places as France and Alaska before eventually ending up in New Jersey at the Fort Monmouth base. Barbara loved to bowl and was on a League for many years. She also enjoyed watching baseball. Her favorite team was the Mets. You could also catch Barbara at weekly bingo games in her day. After 26 years in the military, Robert returned and they settled in Neptune where they spent the remainder of their lives.
After settling in Neptune, Barbara worked at Brookdale Community College as a custodian for more than 9 years. While living on Fort Monmouth she attended services at the Fort Monmouth Chapel. However, after the closing of Fort Monmouth she found comfort in attending Glad Tidings services.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband Robert as well as son, Gerald.
She leaves to mourn her daughter Gloria and son-in-law Rex Clay of Neptune, son Robert Jr. of Neptune, daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Carl Bowles of Tinton Falls, son Michael and daughter-in-law Doretha of Union Beach; her grandchildren Michelle, Jennifer, Tiffany, Stephanie, Joy, Robert Jr., Jamine (JD), Daris, Michael Jr., Darnell, Jeremiah, Joseph and Joshua as well as a load of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Barbara fought the good fight of Faith. She was truly loved and will definitely be missed.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Deborah Hospital.