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Kathleen Ann Gillespie


Kathleen Ann Gillespie, 78, of Carlinville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 at Heritage Health in Carlinville.

She was born Aug. 19, 1943 in Carlinville, to Lawrence and Dorothy (Wicker) Paynter.

Kathleen married James Gillespie on Dec. 12, 1958 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Carlinville.

She was a CNA at local nursing homes and transitioned into food service for nursing homes.

Kathleen was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, she enjoyed mothering her children and her pets.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Gillespie of Carlinville; children, Jim (Jeniffer) Gillespie of Virden, Jeff (Stephanie) of Auburn; 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, brother, and daughter, Vicky.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no public services are planned.

Memorials may go to St. Paul’s UCC, the ASPCA, or the family.

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