PRINCETON — Deborah Maureen Burnes left this world at 1:53 CST on Friday Sept. 18, 2020, she is celebrating with Jesus.

She was born Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1955, at Princeton Hospital to Russell Burnes, JR and Sandra Maureen Humphreys.

Debbie made Jesus the love of her life very many years ago, her mantra was always “What would Jesus do?” She served with diligence and passion, if she could help; she just did, because that is what Jesus would do! No longer does she imagine what she will do when she sees Jesus, she is in his arms safe loved and happy. She will be deeply missed, but her journey is over.

She leaves behind her sisters Julia Friedner of Princeton and Cindy (Keith) Messick of Francisco, they were her best friends and a blessing in her life. She leaves her daughters Regina (Ryan) Ransford of Lanesville and Robynne (Bryan) Stephens of New Albany. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy Trae Morris, Aloni and Titus Stephens of New Albany and Cole and Colin Ransford of Lanesville. The real loves of her life her dogs, Tucker, Chloe and Duke will be loved well by family. Along with many friends and family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents Russell Burnes Jr. in 1976 and Sandra Maureen Humphreys in 1973.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at the Oasis Assembly of God located at 1104 S, Stout St in Princeton, IN 47670.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gibson County Humane Society at 3840 County Rd 175 E , Princeton, IN 47670 or the St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at one St Jude Place Building, P.O. Box1000 Dept 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

Doyle Funeral Home of Princeton, has the honor of serving the family. Please note that social distancing will be observed and masks will be necessary. For Information call 812-385-4334. Condolences may be left online at or the funeral home Facebook page.

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