JEFF BARNETT

Profile Updated: August 21, 2014
Residing In: Jacksonville, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Jean Barnett, Married in 1974.
Children: Brian, born 1975 has a wife Angela and a daughter Aly, born in 2006.

Steve, born 1977, has More…a wife Leslie, daughter Jenna (5), and son Jeff (18 months).

Lisa, born 1979, single.
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After graduating from Bowling Green in 1968, I worked for a few months as a claim adjuster in Cleveland Heights. At the end of '68, I started working in credit insurance in Chicago. Credit life and credit disability pays off your car loan if you die or make your monthly payments if you become disabled. I have been in administrator and underwriting type positions ever since then to this day with four different companies in Chicago, Grand Rapids, MI; Battle Creek, MI; Orlando, FL; and here in Jacksonville, FL. The company in Orlando relocated to Philadelphia in 1997 and I declined their invitation. So, I was unemployed for three years until I got my current job in Jacksonville in 2000. The kids stayed in Orlando and we visit them and the grandkids there every 4 to 6 weeks.

Jean and I met at work in Chicago and got married in 1974. The kids made their debuts in the 70's: Brian in '75; Steve in '77; and Lisa in '79.

My twin brother Greg died in October, 2008. See his page for a brief history of his life. Pictures of him are on my page. I have a sister, Linda (Class of 1962), who lives in Chicago.

I was a heavy smoker from the college years until 12/21/08. I abruptly stopped when I coughed so hard that I collapsed my own lung. I was not supposed to survive the surgery, but I did (obviously!). Although it has been a difficult year of recovery and healing, it is miraculous that I have gone from three oxygen tanks a day to three days for one tank. I just need oxygen when I walk a hundred feet or so. Too soon to tell if I will get rid of the tanks completely. Regardless, I feel great and am a very lucky guy.

12/10/10 UPDATE: After almost a year with nothing happening, my lung resumed healing over the last few months. So now, I no longer need oxygen; the oxygen company picked up the tanks and equipment yesterday. Those who knew how horrible my situation was 22 months ago also know that this extent of recovery is AMAZING ! ! !

Retired from Allstate in Jax 3/25/2010.

FYI: The only classmate I have been in touch with all these years is John Fraier.

School Story:

Bowling Green State University: Graduated in 1968, Business.

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Happy Birthday, Jim! I am already 71, and it is a good age to be! Enjoy it!

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Aug 24, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Sep 09, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Happy Birthday Jeff..
have a great day.

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Last pic in July, 2008.  Died 10/09/08

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Our three grandkids: Jenna (9), Aly (8), and Jeff (6).

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Our three kids: Brian, Steve, Lisa, in April, 2013

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The whole family on a cruise, in April, 2013.

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This is me in June, 2014

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Posted on: Aug 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Reid: Attached is a class photo from Wooster 3rd grade.
Jeff Barnett

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GREG, 2008 (DIED 10/09/08)