Janet Jeffers


Janet Jeffers died quietly on Thursday, March 23, at the age of 84.

Janet was a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Janet taught in the West Windsor–Plainsboro School system for many years as a substitute teacher. She was an avid reader, and a founding member of the Plainsboro Free Public Library. Janet had an unparalleled love and passion for gardening. She was a member of the Garden Club of Trenton, Garden Club of America, and Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club. Janet spent many wonderful summers with her family on Martha’s Vineyard.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Henry W. Jeffers III; two children, Katherine Jeffers Goldfarb and husband Rob Goldfarb of New York City, James W. Jeffers and his wife Raquel; and two grandchildren, Juliette and Jasper Jeffers, of Hopewell, N.J.

A memorial service will be held in Plainsboro, N.J., at the Plainsboro Presbyterian Church on Thursday, April 6, at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the East Chop Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program, P.O. Box 525, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

Arrangements are under the direction of the A.S. Cole Son and Co. Funeral Home, 22 North Main Street, Cranbury, N.J.