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Carolyn Merrick

November 8, 1951 — February 14, 2023

New Palestine, Indiana

Carolyn Merrick


Carolyn Merrick, 71, of New Palestine, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenfield.

She was born November 8, 1951, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Willie and Doris (Eldridge) Caudill.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Gale Merrick of Connersville; sisters, Beth Shirels and husband, Tracy, of New Palestine, Irene Hobbs and husband, Charlie, of Westport, Lori Stephens and husband, Jim, of Shelbyville, and Teresa Caudill of Nashville, Tennessee; brothers, Darrell Caudill and wife, Diana, of St. Paul, and Jim Caudill and wife, Dee, of Knightstown; granddaughters, Kelsey Fox, Kaylee Fox and Lailey Hines; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Merrick; and sister, Debbie McFarland.

Carolyn formerly worked at Continental Kitchen, retiring with over 10 years of service.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her children and granddaughters.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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