Lillian "Luci"` L. Gillespie

November 3, 1934 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Lillian "Luci"` Gillespie Obituary

NILES - Lillian Lucille “Luci” Gillespie, age 89, entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 15, 2024 at home, surrounded by her adoring family. She was born November 3, 1934 in Cubana, W. Va., one of eleven children born to Herbert George and Hazel Eunice (Simmons) Poling.

Luci graduated from Buckhannon (W.Va.) Upshur High School and worked for many years at the General Motors Fabrication Plant in Lordstown.  She and her husband Don were founding members of Central Baptist Church in Niles.  She enjoyed watching Jeopardy, the Green Bay Packers, and the Ohio State Buckeyes, but most of all, she loved her time with her grandchildren.

Precious memories of Luci live on with her two sons, Charles Gillespie (Mary Kay) of Evansville, Wis. and Hudson Gillespie (Lori) of Niles; five grandchildren: Jessica Gillespie, Zachary Gillespie (Dr. Ashley Bone), Abriella Gillespie, Rebekah McBride (Tom), and Ethan Gillespie; two great-grandchildren; and one sister.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her loving husband of nearly fifty-five years, Donald R. Gillespie, whom she married September 22, 1956 and who passed September 13, 2011; two sisters; and seven brothers.

According to her wishes, cremation is taking place.  Services will be conducted privately.

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