Jennifer Barnes, 49, of Noblesville, died on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020. She was born Jennifer Leigh Billings in Indianapolis on July 10, 1971, the third of four daughters of Richard and Marilyn (Trapp) Billings.
Mrs. Barnes was a graduate of Hayden Catholic High School in Topeka, Kansas and Indiana University Bloomington where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Nicknamed “JB” in grade school, she was a fierce competitor, excelling at every sport she played, and was the fastest runner around, even amongst much older children. She had a flair for the dramatic, did hilarious impersonations, sang beautifully in school groups and as a karaoke queen, and could professionally sell anything to anyone no matter the product or the service. She considered her precious sons to be the greatest gifts of her life both to receive and to give to the world. Jennifer truly lived her best life until heartbreaking illness robbed her and her family of their charmed time together. The four boys remain in the loving and steadfast care of their father, Alan Barnes.
Survivors include her four amazing sons, Jack Barnes, 20, Cole Barnes, 19, Luke Barnes, 17, and William Barnes, 15, all of Noblesville; three sisters, Stephanie Eberle, Courtney Crum-Hieftje, and Susan Hendrickson, all of Bloomington; 6 nephews and 4 nieces, also all of Bloomington; and one paternal aunt, Roberta Stadtmiller of Rochester, New York.
Mrs. Barnes was predeceased by her grandparents, Stewart & Thelma (Doll) Billings and Marcellus & Dorothy (Johnson) Trapp; her parents; and two uncles, Donald Billings and Michael Trapp.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:00 NOON at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E 191st St, Noblesville, IN 46060. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will occur at 11:30 AM. The Rite of Committal, her interment, will be private. Randall & Roberts Funeral Center is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairbanks (https://www.fairbankscd.org/support-fairbanks/give/). Please designate: Women’s Residential at La Verna Lodge.