Roseanne Godwin Kehr, of Pine Beach, was born on September 15th in Bangkok, Thailand in 1963. She died peacefully on December 4th, 2012 after a long courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. Roseanne recently retired from her position as Special Needs Teacher with the Freehold Township School District for 16 1/2 years. Roseanne loved to draw and was even awarded an Art Award in 1993 from Ocean County College. Roseanne received her MA in Technology from Georgian Court College.
Roseanne was pre-deceased by her father Francis Godwin, father-in-law Daniel R. Kehr, Sr., step-father Victor Berger and brother-in-law Thomas P. Earley. She is survived by her loving husband Daniel R. Kehr, Jr. and their daughters Jade and Jamie. She is also survived by her mother Marie Godwin Berger of Marlton, NJ; mother-in-law Agnes Kehr of Somerset, NJ; her brother Frank Godwin and his wife Amy of Sinking Spring, PA; her sisters Marie Godwin of Columbus, OH, Bernadette Godwin of Philadelphia, PA, Lynda Earley and Gary Reedell of Ewing, NJ, Debe Lindenberger and Diane Hernandez of Queensbury, NY and Michelle Kehr of Somerset. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews and great-nephews as well as extended family and friends.
The family would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to all of the neighbors, co-workers at her school district, family and friends who supported us during this journey. We truly appreciate your support and love. We extend a special thanks to Laura and Will D. of Pine Beach. You are Roseanne's Guardian Angel; we cannot thank you enough for all that you have done. We would also like to thank Father Stas' and Mary; Dr. Sinha, Dr. Shah and Dr. J. Parkih and their office staff; Donna R., the staff that took such good care of her on 4 B; Toms River South Guidance Dept.; Freehold Board of Education, PTO from Pine Beach Elementary; Beachwood Municipal Alliance; Susan and Jerry of Community Surgical; Robbie, Mary Jane, Robyn, Lisa V, Kristi, Laurel, Natalie, Leslie, Toni and Julie, Barbara, Tammy, Bridgette, Patty, Patrice, Julie, Bernadette, Jeannie, Cheryl, Nardy, Sue and Ann; Mary, Charlene and Ellen, Pam, Nancy, Jill, Debbie; Ritty and Diane, Tim and Bill, Sandy, Tonianne, Roseann , Fred and Jackie and Grazia and Jim; and many others who are not mentioned, you know who you are, Thank You.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St. Toms River. A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Road, Bayville, NJ. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be made by visiting www.andersonandcampbell.com.