Obituary: Carolyn Ann Rose



Carolyn Ann Rose, 81, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 21, 2013. She was born Jan. 28, 1932, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Thomas and Geraldine Esch McLaughlin. She married James R. Rose Jr, the love of her life, in 1954. She was a 1948 graduate of Central High School in Kalamazoo, as well as a 1952 graduate of Western Michigan University. Rose was an avid tennis player and was a lifetime member of the Carmel Racquet Club. She loved animals, particularly Kalli, her beloved cat. Rose worked as an executive secretary for American Motors Corporation for more than 20 years. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Rose Jr.

Survivors include her son, James (Cynthia) Rose; a granddaughter, Kelly Marie Rose; and a sister, Barbara Redmond. An inurnment will take place at a later date in Michigan. Please visit where you may sign the guestbook, share a memory and read Rose’s complete obituary. Arrangements are entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel.