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Barbara J. Barnes

October 4, 1936 October 8, 2018
Barbara J. Barnes
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Obituary for Barbara J. Barnes

Barbara J. Barnes, 82, of Indianapolis, entered into eternal rest on October 8, 2018.

She was born on October 4, 1936 in Indianapolis to the late W. Paul and Anne G. Barnes.

Barbara attended Shortridge High School and earned a scholarship to St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1957. During her career as a registered nurse, she worked at St. Francis Hospital for many years in various roles as well as local doctors’ offices and hospitals in Denver, CO and Chicago, IL.

Barbara had a spirited sense of humor and a sharp intellect. Throughout her life she enjoyed word puzzles, knitting, crafts, travel, music, chocolate, volunteering, time with her family and friends, taking walks, and more chocolate. She especially liked watching Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy and would continually remind those around her of this preference.

She was a member of Holy Name parish that generously made home visits. Special thanks to the staff of Joy’s House South for providing a welcoming place, all the care providers who came to her home, and Franciscan VNS Hospice for their compassionate support. All of your care helped Barbara stay in her home with dignity and love until the end.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol A. Barnes; siblings, Roseanne James, Paul F. Barnes, and Jenifer J. (Ed) Tolle. Niece Jodi L. James and children, nephews Chris (Laura) Tolle and children, Brian (Eric Barbus) Tolle, Tommy (Stephanie) Barnes and children, and Paul (Jamie) Barnes and child, sister-in-law Elena Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas K. Barnes.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:30P November 3rd 2018 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue, with visitation from 12:30P to the time of the service. She will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joy’s House South, Franciscan VNS Hospice, or to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.


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Visitation

Saturday

3

Nov

12:30 PM 11/3/2018 12:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11/3/2018 2:30:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home
5141 Madison Avenue Indianapolis 46227 IN
United States

Celebration of Life Service

Saturday

3

Nov

2:30 PM 11/3/2018 2:30:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home
5141 Madison Avenue Indianapolis 46227 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320
290 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Franciscan VNS Hospice

1300 Albany Street
Beech Grove, Indiana 46107

Joy's House South

1615 E. Castle Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227
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