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Carolyn Rose Gross

April 7, 1942 — August 28, 2021

Carolyn Rose Gross, 79, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers. She was born April 7, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Max and Esther (Talkington) Brandman. She married Matt Gross Sr., and he preceded her in death on December 22, 2003. Carolyn is survived by her children, Roderick H. “Rocky” Gross and wife, Paula, of Newport, Florida, Matt H. Gross Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Morristown, Cheryl R. Thompson of Indianapolis, and Nancy Ellen Gross of Ladoga; brother, Timothy Brandman and wife, Lois, of Jensen Beach, Florida: sisters, Nancy Nolting of New Palestine, Martha Addis and Evelyn O’Dell, both of Fort Myers, Florida, and Leah Shimer of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Ariel D. Whitfield and husband, Brandon, Chad Followell, Katie Pearson, Denon Fuchs, Timothy Followell, Jessie Thompson and Jordan Pearson and wife, Jill; great-grandchildren, Chris Pitzer, Zoey Pitzer, Jesse Thompson Jr., Jocelyn Thompson, Aurora Followell, Crimson Followell, Ximena Thompson, Baily Gellizeau, Marcus Shoufler, Marek Pearson, Mallorie Pearson and Tad Allen Michael Whitfield; and numerous nieces and nephews including Wailua Brandman of Hawaii. In addition to Matt, Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jack Brandman, Max Brandman, Tom Brandman and David Brandman; and grandchild, Tadlee Gross. Carolyn was a 1960 graduate of Triton Central High School. She was a member of First Christian Church in Shelbyville, and had formerly been a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Carolyn had previously worked at Major Hospital and Shelbyville Central Schools. She enjoyed going to the beach and loved caring for her grandchildren. Carolyn was a wonderful vocalist and had sang for many church services. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176. Online condolences may be shared with Carolyn’s family at
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