Carolyn "Jeanne" Quillen

Born: Sat., Jun. 11, 1949
Died: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

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Carolyn “Jeanne” Quillen, 68 of Manilla, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Major Hospital.

  She was born June 11, 1949 to Bob Gott and Mary Josephine (Bennett) Gott in Beech Grove. She married Clarence James Quillen on July 20, 1991 he survives.

  She is also survived by her daughter, Leah (Rob) Dunn of Michigan, sons, Brian Quillen, of Greensburg, Matthew (Chasity) Howell of Indianapolis, and Aaron Quillen, of Rushville; grandchildren, Caitlyn, Tanner, Tatum, Robbie, Ian, Libby, and Tori; sisters, Judi Gott and Kathy Gott, both of Fairland, Sue Branham, of Greenwood and brother, Bob (Pam) Gott, of Indianapolis.

  She was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Tom Gott.

  Mrs. Quillen graduated from Howe High School and also attended Indiana University.

  She worked as a special needs professional for over 30 years.

  Mrs. Quillen was a free spirit.  She loved plants and gardening. She also was a sentimental rock collector and eclectic artist.  She was one of a kind and loved by many.

  A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

  Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice of charity in her honor.

   Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Quillen family.

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Robin Hanson
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to all; the world is a bit dimmer with the loss of a wonderful light. Jeanne was always a confidante but mainly a woman of great hope and love for all. I am glad she is no longer in pain but share in your immense grief.

Donnie Andrew
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Don.

I am a lonely painter I live in a box of paints I’m frightened by the devil But I’m drawn to those who ain’t afraid (Joni Mitchell) Peace to you Sweet Lady

Rita and Howard Hamilton
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
So sorry to hear about Jeanne. We wanted to attend her service, but we will be coming back from Michigan that day after visiting relatives and won't be able to get home in time.

Jeanne was a special lady. She always brightened up a room where ever she was. Rest in peace, Jeanne.

Alison Isley
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
Our sweet Jeanne has passed on, but will continue to to bless us with her warm memories for years to come. We will miss you, dear friend.

Cheryl Piland
   Posted Sat December 09, 2017
James ,Judi & siblings & children. We are so sorry we can not attend today for Jeanne's Celebration of Life. We both are under the weather and just shouldn't be out and about. Our thoughts and prayers are with you one and all. She was a great women who fought hard for others as she did for herself. We shall miss her, and her humor. 62 year of knowing her.

Jim Tugan
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
The world has lost a beautiful soul! Clarence, I am sorry for your loss.

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