Obituaries

Obituaries

Diane Lynn Gillespie 1956 - 2009 Merriam

Grainfield — Funeral services for Diane Lynn Gillespie, 52, Merriam, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grainfield United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Grainfield Cemetery.
Ms. Gillespie died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 4, 1956, in Quinter, the daughter of William D. and Beulah Maddox Gillespie.
Ms. Gillespie was a 1974 graduate of Wheatland High School in Grainfield and a 1978 graduate of Kansas State University. She was a member of the KSU Alumni Association.
Ms. Gillespie was a contract specialist for Social and Rehabilitation Services in Kansas City, Kan., for 30 years and also worked part-time for CVS Pharmacy.
She was a member of the Birthday Club and collected teddy bears.
Survivors include her mother, Beulah Gillespie, Grainfield; three brothers, Kim Gillespie and wife Gloria, Roscoe, Texas, Terry Gillespie, Ulysses, and Mark Gillespie and wife Brenda, Sevierville, Tenn.; and four nephews, Kevin and Corey Gillespie, Matthew Stranghoner and Jimmy Griffin.
She was preceded her in death by her father and a brother, Gail Gillespie.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church in Grainfield.
The family suggests memorials to the Grainfield United Methodist Church or to the Grainfield Opera House Restoration Project, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Gillespie.