Anita Gillespie, 86

Anita Gillespie, 86, of Ellwood City passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at UPMC Passavant Hospital.

Born March 23, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Floyd W. and Anita D. Ewing Frishkorn . She was married to Don Gillespie who passed away in 1997.

Anita graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950. She retired from the Ellwood City Hospital after 27 years of service. She had previously worked at Calgon for 4 years. Anita was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed quilting and going on vacations and cruises. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie (Teral) Stevens of Washington, Sharon (Gary) Dixon-Brytczuk of State College, PA, Lee Ann (Craig) Brown of Ellwood City; two sons, Craig Gillespie of Ellwood City, Tim Gillespie of Chippewa; sister, Dolores Boydell of Ellwood City; 14 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Ewing and brother in law, Don Boydell.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 23 from 2 until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Tod Custer will officiate the service.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

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