Debra Ellen Barrett

October 31, 1954April 19, 2021

Debra Ellen Barrett, 66, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021. Debra was born on October 31, 1954 to the late William J. Barrett Jr. and Mary E. Barrett.

Debbie was a long-time parishioner of St. Pius X Catholic Church where she would always make sure to attend Sunday Mass at 11am with her family and good friends Dave and Kathy McNulty. She was also a member of the St. Pius Shawl Ministry. She coached volleyball for over 30 years for St. Pius X, Cathedral, and Bishop Chatard High School. Debbie received both the Monsignor Busald and the St. John Bosco CYO awards, both of which she was very proud of.

She spent the last 31 years of her life working for Mussett Nicholas & Associates as their business manager. She showed great pride in her work, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cross stitching during her free time. You could always find Debbie on the sidelines of her nieces and nephews or great nieces and great nephews sporting events as their biggest fan!

Debra is survived by siblings; Diana Hay, William J. Barrett III (Carol), Denise Tobin (Mike) and Dennis Barrett (Beth). Also surviving is stepmother Phyllis (Markey) Barrett, stepsiblings Phil Markey, Paul Markey (Jackie) and Ann Branson (Jim) and several nieces, nephews and several great nieces and great nephews.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents.

A visitation for Debra will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. A Funeral Mass will occur Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St Pius X Catholic Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. A livestreaming of the service can be viewed on the St. Pius X facebook page:

Guests should be made aware that there is construction taking place on N. Keystone Ave. and to plan accordingly when traveling to Debbie's services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debra's memory may be made to the Debbie Barrett Scholarship at St. Pius X School, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Barrett family.


  • William J. Barrett Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Mary E. Barrett, Mother (deceased)
  • Diana Hay, Sister
  • William J. Barrett III (Carol), Brother
  • Denise Tobin (Mike), Sister
  • Dennis Barrett (Beth), Brother
  • Several nieces and nephews

  • Debbie Barrett Scholarship at St. Pius X School


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, April 23, 2021


Debra Ellen Barrett

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Maureen Foley

April 22, 2021

To Debbie's Family:On behalf of the Foley family: Our prayers are with all of you during this time. Debbie will be missed. May your memories comfort you in the days and months ahead. With deepest sympathy: Maureen,Kevin,and Trish Foley & Irene Foley Emmick.

Lisa Hegg

April 22, 2021

Debbie will be greatly missed. It was always fun to share dog stories with her and laugh about the antics of pet ownership. May the Lord bless her family and friends, comfort them, and give them strength.

Carol Stephens

April 21, 2021

Debbie was always Tommy’s number one
“ Fan in the stands.” Well, unless Joanie brought her BARBIE dolls to the field. Debbie was so nice to Joanie and always played with her as she tried to watch the game. Jack and Tommy had no idea these 2 loved BARBIES as much as baseball!
Debbie was hard working, generous and faith-filled. She will be missed by many. ❤️

Daphene Koch

April 20, 2021

Debbie was a wonderful person. I only knew her a few years, but enjoyed conversations about dogs and good books. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.