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Paige M. Barnes, 24, Flora, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, from injuries she sustained in an auto wreck Thursday. Paige was born in Lafayette, on Oct. 19, 1993, to Greg and Michelle Brooks Barnes.
She had worked at Stacked Pickle on campus at Purdue since the restaurant opened.
Paige was a graduate of Carroll High School in 2012 and played volleyball, basketball and softball. She was on the softball Regional Championship team. She was attending IVY Tech in Lafayette. Prior she had attended Indiana University Kokomo.
The family and friends of Paige Mackenzie Barnes would like to share with you a bit of who this gorgeous girl was and what a blessing she was to all who knew her. Paige loved her family, friends, her two dogs, sports, country music and life. She had an infectious hearty laugh and a mega-watt smile. She lit up a room with her presence. If you were lucky enough to know her and be loved by her, you were blessed. When she loved you, she loved you completely and unconditionally. She chose to be a donor at age 16 and will now be a Christmas miracle for those who received her gifts and their families for years to come. It is our wish that those receiving will do so with a grateful heart and will one day know what a brave young lady she was and what a huge heart she had. We thank you for the kindness, compassion and caring during this process and pray that the recipients receive their gift without complications or rejection. "Fly High Christmas Angel"
She is survived by her parents, Greg and Michelle Barnes, Flora; brother, Josh Barnes, Flora; sister, Kinsey Barnes, Burlington; her boyfriend with whom she made her home, Logan Jackson, Flora; maternal grandparents, Jerry Barnes, Linda Brookshire and Stan and Jan Gilman, all of Burlington; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Paige's family invites friends to visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Carroll High School. A celebration of Paige's life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at the school. The Rev. Larry DeVos will officiate. Burial will follow at Ball Hill Cemetery, near Cutler.
Memorial donations may be given to Angel Fund, c/o Indiana Donor Network Foundation, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222.
For online condolences, visit www.wheelerfamilyfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page. Wheeler Family Funeral Home - Baker Chapel is honored to serve the Barnes Family.
Published on December 22, 2017
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