Jean Gillespie

Jean Gillespie

Genevieve “Jean” Gillespie, 85, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away March 26, 2013, in Pennsylvania.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sept. 1, 1927, the daughter of the late Alfred and Violet Lysaght Wheeler.

She was previously employed at Sears & Roebuck and Co. and Wharton Auto Group.

Surviving are her daughter, Carol Lynn Gillespie of Warrendale, Pa., and son, Michael Dennis (Carol) Gillespie, of Cranberry Twp., Pa.; three grandsons, Joshua Michael (Kelly) Gillespie of Pittsburgh, Pa., David William Gillespie of Cranberry Twp., Pa., and Kevin Joseph (Kellie) Gillespie of Evans City, Pa., one great-granddaughter, Kaya Valentina, and five cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Gillespie; son, William James Gillespie, and three grandchildren, Daniel, Ashley and Megan Fleming.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Evangelist Ron Laughery will officiate.

The family will receive friends from noon until time of service on Saturday.

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