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Adriane Christina Derose

June 12, 1963 — December 7, 2022

Indianapolis, IN

In Loving Memory—Adriane DeRose
Surrounded by loved ones, Christmas tree lights and choir music, Adriane DeRose died peacefully December 7, 2022, after a short illness. It was the day of the last full moon of 2022, in Gemini, her birth sign. Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on June 12, 1963, the youngest child of Robert and Mary DeRose, Adriane lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, from the age of two. A gifted actress, model, and businesswoman, Adriane was compassionate and passionate; she did everything with joy, a carefree spirit, a quick wit, and an unforgettable smile.
Adriane was a member of the Mud Creek Players through the 1990’s, as actor and director. She had leading roles in their productions including Philadelphia Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Arsenic and Old Lace, Crimes of the Heart, and countless others. She also appeared as a leading actor in productions at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Theater including Annie Get Your Gun. She was featured in a 1987 film, Two Wrongs Make a Right, and was in several tv/radio commercials.
In recent years, Adriane began writing children’s books and was looking forward to their publication.
President of the Board of Directors of the Circle City Chapter of the IMHA (Indiana Manufactured Housing Association), Adriane brought her infectious enthusiasm and energy to that organization, winning its presidential award, and she was a persuasive lobbyist. She was Vice President and manager of Carefree Homes in Pendleton, Indiana, since 2008, and greatly increased its size during her management years. Employees and residents alike loved her.
Cherishing her memory forever are her partner and soul mate, Dennis Jourdan and his family members, her mother, Mary S. DeRose, her siblings, Aladean DeRose, Victor DeRose, Paul DeRose, Desiree DeRose Calabro (Francesco Calabro) Gena Dubberley (David), and beloved nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, for whom she was a second mother.
Adriane was a graduate of Ball State University and Lawrence North High School. Always intellectually curious, she loved to learn and explore throughout her life. She especially loved to travel. Although preferring elegant surroundings, she grew to adore the outdoors in an RV with Dennis and delighted in riding with him on his motorcycle.
A celebration of Adriane DeRose’s inspiring life will be held at a later date.

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