Carolyn Sue West, 73, born in Lafayette TN, passed away peacefully with her family by her side and loving sister holding her hand on April 14, 2022, in Indianapolis IN. She was born on February 3, 1949, daughter of Jessie Lois Dallas and Charles Cordell Franklin. Sister of Bob Franklin, Bill Franklin, Charles Franklin who is deceased, and Tricia Kolbus.
Carolyn married her soulmate, Michael L West Snr. They shared 31 years together and raised 4 beautiful children, Michael West Jr, Kenneth Shaw, Audra Abney, and Stephanie Fox. Carolyn also helped raise her granddaughter, Taylor Duncan. Carolyn had a total of 7 grandchildren Taylor, Colton, Josiah, Sharon, Kenny, Jessie, and Dalton. Michael L West Snr passed away February 17, 2006.
Carolyn was passionate about God, music, shopping with her sister, Tricia Kolbus, and her granddaughter, Taylor Duncan, watching Lifetime & Hallmark movies. She loved having her morning coffee while watching the sun rise.
In Carolyn’s younger days she enjoyed going to her nephew, Chris Stephen's campground accompanied by her son, Michael West Jr and great niece, Megan Stephens, and other family. Carolyn loved a fun Friday night out with friends and family. Always dancing and sharing laughs. As she grew older Carolyn lived with Taylor Duncan and her husband, Austin Duncan, and great granddaughter, Brilynna Duncan. She spent many of those days enjoying time with her great granddaughter Brilynna. She loved going on car rides to get fresh air with her son, Kenneth Shaw. Often sharing gossip, laughs, and old times on the phone with her sister, Tricia Kolbus.
Carolyn was an angel in human form. She was always willing to help anyone in a heartbeat. She made others feel at home with how loving and caring she was. She was always giving advice on life to whoever needed guidance. Carolyn was a beautiful soul who will be dearly missed.
There will be a visitation on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel. The funeral service will be the following day, Friday, April 29th, 2022 at 10:00am. There will be a committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery at 12:00pm on Friday, April 29th, 2022.