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Shirley Ann Gillespie

March 6, 1925 June 10, 2019
Shirley Ann Gillespie
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Obituary for Shirley Ann Gillespie

Shirley Ann Gillespie died peacefully June 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was 94 years old. Shirley was born on March 6, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to parents, Mildred Smith and Sterling Rees.

Shirley is survived by her loving children, J. Martin “Marty” Gillespie, Carol (Rich) Black, Marilyn “Mig” (Dave) Young, and Matthew Gillespie. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Heather, Tara (Nick Ziebarth), Ryan (Sarah) Black, Julie (Justin Kral), Riley, Peter, Mollie, Campbell, Chandler, her great-grandchildren, Will, Emma, Neil, Nora, and Brady, and her dear sister, Marilyn Kohler. Shirley is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John M. “Jack” Gillespie.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Michigan, June 15, 2019 at 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9 am.

Memorials appreciated to the John M. Gillespie Memorial Fund at U of D Jesuit High School, 8400 S, N Cambridge Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48221 or the Julie Higgins Memorial Fund at Denison University, 100 W. College Street, Granville, Ohio 43023.


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