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Carolyn Gilland

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Carolyn Gilland

Carolyn Gilland, 79, of Logansport, left this life unexpectedly on Friday, September 24, 2021, in Chase Center,

In 1941, on Christmas Day, she was born in Indianapolis, to the late Everett and Josephine (Bannon) Warrick.

Carolyn grew up in the small town of Mellott, Indiana, After suffering from a severe case of the mumps in 4th grade, Carolyn was completely deaf. She learned sign language and could read lips extremely well. After graduating from Richland High School, Carolyn attended College for the Deaf in Washington, D.C. One of the most poignant things she experienced during that time occurred when the college students lined the streets of the Capitol as President Kennedy’s procession entered Arlington National Cemetery.

Carolyn was retired from White-Rodgers/Essex Wire where she had worked as an assembler.

She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. During the 80’s, Carolyn was active as a member of the Moose Auxiliary.

Surviving are her daughter, Karen Gilland Leffert (Mike Kinsey), Logansport; her son, Greg Gilland, Logansport; brother, Larry Warrick, Crawfordsville; and her precious grandchildren, Andrew Sullivan, Alexandra Zeising (Garrett), Megan Sullivan (Michael), Gage Costello, Dakota Gilland, and Tanna Hylton; and great-granddaughter, Lauren Zeising.

she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kendra Gilland Wilkinson; a twin sister, who died at birth, as well as another sister and several brothers.

A Memorial Service celebrating Carolyn’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, October 15 in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Celebrant Dawn Fisher officiating.

Friends will be received from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 15 prior to the service in the funeral chapel. .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

You may share memories and leave condolences on Carolyn’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com