Judith Ann Zebos

CARBONDALE -- On Nov. 1, 2020, Judith Ann Zebos (Barrett), 84, of the Mainlands in Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away suddenly due to complications from a surgery.

Judy was beloved wife of Steve Zebos; devoted mother of four children, Julie Vaught, Barrett Zebos (Jackie), Sara Swastek (Fred), Chris Zebos (Michelle); adored grandmother of Rebecca Vaught, Joanna Zebos and Daniel Swastek; faithful sister of James Paul Barrett (Ann); and daughter of the late Paul and Eula Barrett of Carbondale.

Judy was raised in Carbondale, attended SIU earning an Art degree and was in Alpha Gamma Delta. She was an influential teacher in the Chicago Suburbs in special education at Maine East and Maine West high schools.

Her artistic hobbies included water color painting. Judy was an energetic people-person who enjoyed family gatherings, world-wide travel. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew this remarkable woman who touched many lives in a positive and supportive role.


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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Nov. 14, 2020.
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Judy Zebos was a rarity - a genuinely nice person who played in the sometimes fiercely competitive game of duplicate bridge. She seemed to always have a smile on her face and never said anything cross to her partner or to her opponents. When she spoke her intelligence and wit shone forth.

I was sad to learn of her passing.
Joel Banks
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
How well I remember that day in September of 1942 when we all started 1st Grade, Brush School with Ms. Tina Goodwin as our teacher. You were always the number one student in every class. You were always so friendly with a big smile. My prayers go to you Steve Zebos for your loss.
Sonny Maze
November 25, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the (Barrett) Zebos Families for the loss of your loved one, Judith Ann, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
JW/JKH
November 17, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Judy's at Carbondale Community High School.
Patsy Gage Hilligoss
November 15, 2020
Judy, you will be missed so dearly by all your family and friends. You were a special person in my life.
Thomas Barrett
November 14, 2020