Judith Ann Barrett

July 12, 1936August 10, 2011

Judith Ann Morley Barrett

Judith Ann Morley Barrett, 75, of Indianapolis IN, passed away on Wednesday August 10, 2011 in Indianapolis at the St. Vincent Hospice Center. Judy was born on July 12, 1936 in Indianapolis IN, the daughter of Joseph Michael Morley and Florence Mary Wilhelm Morley.

Judy was a retired RN/Nurse Practitioner. In her early years of nursing, Judy provided Mid-Wife services in Pensacola Florida and rural Beaufort South Carolina. Judy spent thirty years working at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, retiring in 1990 as Senior Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services. Judy’s business endeavors included being one of the original owners of WTLC 105.7 FM in Indianapolis, and one of the original shareholders and developers of Midwest National Bank in Indianapolis. After her retirement, Judy provided consulting services to a number of medical practices and institutions.

Judy is survived by her daughters Kathleen Ann Barrett of Indianapolis and Dr. Deirdre Ellen Barrett (Jonathan Danziger) of Brooklyn NY, her sisters Sister Mary Morley SP of Cincinnati OH, and Ellen Morley Matthews (David) of Indianapolis, and grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Klinefelter of Indianapolis and Leo Joseph and Nes David Danziger of Brooklyn NY.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday August 13, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 4217 North Central Avenue, with calling at the church beginning at 9:00 am. Following Mass there will be a Celebration of Judy’s Life in the lower level of the Rectory. Final services will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Judy’s name to the Sisters of Providence at or directly to the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN 47876. Memorial tribute at


  • Visitation Saturday, August 13, 2011
  • Mass of Ressurection Saturday, August 13, 2011
  • Celebration of life Saturday, August 13, 2011

Judith Ann Barrett

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judy andrews

August 21, 2011

To Judy's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Judy from the old days of 5A Medical Research unit. What a great lady and she knew how to throw awesome pool parties. She will be missed. sincerely, Judy (Juice) Nusbaumer Andrews

Helene Arehart

August 21, 2011

My dearest Jude,

Your passing has left an enormous sense of sadness in my life. I will always cherish our memories.

Much love, Sabrina

Sandy Hudson

August 16, 2011

Mary, Ellen, Kathleen, and Deirdre--You all had such a big, important, life-altering role in my life; I wouldn't be in Indianapolis if it weren't for you. I just learned about Judy's death this morning. Had I known she was ill, I would have been happy to help in any way possible. My deepest sympathies on this enormous sadness.

Carol Blankman

August 14, 2011

Dear Sr. Mary...I was so sorry to hear about your sister passing away. I wish we had known you were in Indy...maybe we could have helped out in some way. I am sorry that I wasn't able to see you in person, but please know that our prayers are with you (Mom and Dad's, too). You are such an awesome person who helps out no matter what. I hope you take some time to take care of yourself, too.

August 13, 2011

The Methodist family is saddened by the loss of one of their great contributors and leaders. Judy had an immense ability to connect to caregivers and patients with a disarming ease and empathy. She and her family have much to be proud.
-John Kohne M D Chief Operating Officer Methodist Hospital

Jeff Woehler

August 12, 2011

Dede and Kathleen,
I was so sorry to hear about your moms passing. I never fully understood the heartache that goes with loosing a parent until my dad passed away this past February. We can only hope that in time, the pain will lessen and the memories remain. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Jeff Woehler

August 12, 2011

Dede and Kathleen,
I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I never could fully understand the loss of a parent until this past February, when i lost my dad. We can only hope that the pain will lessen and the memories remain. My mom say's the secret to life is to die young, as late as possible.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim Siener

August 12, 2011

Kathleen & Deirdre, I worked on your mom's house on 64th and knew her well. I remember when I went to your grandmother's service, Judy said "you only get one mother". Well you had a good one. I'm sorry I hadn't kept in touch with her. I'm probably more sorry that when she asked me to buy her Thunderbird that I didn't have the cash. She will be missed and my condolences to the both of you.

August 12, 2011

To Judy's Family,My deepest condolences to each of you. I am still in a fog, as I was not aware of her being in hospice care. Judy will always hold a special place in my heart. I will be out of the city on Saturday and unable to be at services .
God Bless each of you
love and prayers
Carrie & David Kemp

Diane McGregor

August 11, 2011

To Judy's Family. I was deeply saddened to learn of Judy's passing. She was an extraordinary woman, loving, kind, and generous. It was my honor to serve as her administrative assistant at Methodist Hospital. She loved Hershey Kisses and the candy bowl on her desk always had to be stocked.

One of my fondest memories is of the picture of Judy and her nursing leadership team. Half the group had t-shirts with apples on them and the other half had oranges. Judy, Jo Thompson, and Suzanne Rogers had shirts with "fruit salad" on them.

Please accept my condolences and know that she will always be with us in spirit. Diane