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Paula D. Barnes

December 22, 1973 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 46)

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Paula D. Barnes, 46, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Paula was born on December 22, 1973 in Franklin, Indiana to Timothy Allen Cheatham and Marsha Barnes. 

In Paula's early school years she was involved in gymnastics and she was a cheerleader. Paula graduated from Med Tech college. She will always be known as an amazing care giver. Paula was an outgoing person that enjoyed being around others and fun to be around. She attended Baptist Temple and really enjoyed Bible Trivia. 

Paula had a natural gift of playing the piano by ear. Paul Granato, of Queens, New York, from the band Tommy James and The Shondells was visiting at Marsha's house at the time, while he was walking past Paula playing, "Just As I Am" on the piano, Paul stopped in his tracks and loudly said, "She is Talented." 

Paula was preceded in death by grandparents, Aubra Barnes and Maerean Barnes; Michael D. Barnes, and Judith E. Meyer.

Paula is survived by her parents; her daughter, Naomi Hillenburg, of Indianapolis; her uncle, Michael Allen Barnes; her sister, Jessica (Tony) DiMizo, of Greenwood, Indiana; her aunt, Kathy Catt; her uncle, Stephen Barnes; several loved ones and friends. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 3pm to 5pm with a funeral service at 5pm at Jessen Funeral Home ~ Whiteland Chapel. Burial will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12pm at Greenwood Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Grace Assembly of God (in memo section please write, for sex trafficking outreach program.) 

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home ~ Whiteland Chapel.


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July 15, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Whiteland Chapel
729 N. U.S. Hwy 31
Whiteland, IN 46184

July 15, 2020

5:00 PM
Whiteland Chapel
729 N. U.S. Hwy 31
Whiteland, IN 46184

July 16, 2020

12:00 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
620 W Main St.
Greenwood, Indiana 46142