USA: Iowa

Deaths:

September 2, 1930-August 11, 2018

Betty M. Gillespie, 87, of Silvis passed away Aug. 11, 2018, at her home. Per her wishes, there will be no services. Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Renwick, Iowa, to Carl and Frances Kelling. She married James Gillespie on April 14, 1951. She worked as a housekeeper, babysitter, home health aide and a writer.

Survivors include children, Colleen, David (Brenda), Debra and Juli (Steve); grandchildren, Justin and Daniel (Eryn); great-grandchildren, Elijah and Lillian; sisters, Faith (Glenn) and Bonnie (David).

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, James.

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WATERLOO — Shari Ann Gillespie, 79, of Boone, formerly of Waterloo, died July 22 at The Bridges of Ankeny. She was born Dec. 18, 1938.

Survived by: two sisters, Jane (Dick) Sloan of Hiawatha and Kathy Timmer of Cedar Falls; a brother, Gordy (Lynda) Rogers of Ankeny; nieces and nephews, Mishelle (Jim) Panek, Jamie (Todd) Steichen, Tom (Amy) Sloan, Aaron (Brenda) Timmer, Chris Timmer, Wendy (Jake) Poling, Tim Rogers and Michael Rogers; and a special great-niece, Emily (Jason) South.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Augustana Lutheran Church, with burial at Linwood Park Cemetery, both in Boone. Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home in Boone, IOWA.

 

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