Elizabeth Ann Gillespie, 83

Elizabeth Ann Gillespie, 83, of Peach St., Ellwood City died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born November 30, 1930 in Oil City, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Mary Hines Myers. She was married on April 8, 1960 to Charles Raymond Gillespie who passed away June 5, 2005.

Liz graduated from Valley Grove High School in Rocky Grove, Sugar Creek Twp. She worked at the Ellwood City Hospital as a nurse’s aide for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City and currently had been attending the Chippewa United Methodist Church. Liz was active in civic service organizations in the Ellwood City area. She was a member and past president of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary, member and past president of the Ellwood City AARP Chapter #1756, and member and past president of the Ellwood City Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Ellwood City Area Family Center and enjoyed participating in their Exercise for You Class. She also belonged to Challenges Senior Center and enjoyed spending time there.

Survivors include a son, Stephen (Bonnie) Baker of Midland; a daughter, Lori (Bob) Ealy of Wampum; daughter in law, Amber Baker of Ellwood City; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Michael Baker, and a sister, Helen M. VanZandt and a brother, Robert D. Myers.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday March 9 from 2-5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Monday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. Rev. Rod Smith of the Chippewa United Methodist Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Crawford County.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

4 thoughts on “Elizabeth Ann Gillespie, 83

  1. Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. I have always enjoyed my friendship with Liz and will miss her smiling face and fun personality. She will be missed greatly at Challenges. I hope you all will take comfort in the happy times you spent with Liz, as I will. Beverly Greenberg

  2. Dear G-ma,
    We have lost the roots of this family tree and I cant help but wonder if it was in Gods design for you have been without grandpap for so long. You are what is whole and beautiful in this world and I know that me and my daughters will miss you greatly. My single and selfish desire is to have hade one more day for you to enjoy these little girls running around playing at your feet. I believe God needed you more than us and I will find forgiveness for that. I remorse but find peace that you have no more pain which I know has plagued you. It is these trying days that remind us how short our time is on earth and how petty are day to day squabbles can be. I had to take almost 24 hours before my soul took in that I would not see your smiling face again. I for one was a troubled youth with many demons I had to flush before my eyes were opened to the light but you never passed judgement and always embraced me with a hug and smile and for that I am truly greatful. You were married to a great man and lived a life I could only hope for my daughters. God did not just bless you but blessed me for allowing me to be part of your family. Thank you for all that you have bestowed upon all of us, and may you find your way through those gates to spend eternity with grandpap. Love you always,
    Ashayla, Shalimar, Autumn and Joshua C Baker

  3. Liz was a beautiful person inside and out. I knew from our conversations, which we had many, that she loved her family. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.

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