Norma Gillespie

Norma Gillespie

URBANA – Norma Jean Gillespie, 80, of Urbana died at 3:36 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 22, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

At Norma's request there will be no public services. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gillespie was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Champaign, the daughter of Earl Manning and Margaret Elizabeth Rebman Carter. She married Jack Gillespie on Dec. 3, 1953, in Urbana. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard Lee Gillespie of Neoga and Steven Michael (Rhonda) Gillespie of Urbana; one daughter, Sherry Lynn Gillespie of Urbana; one sister, Joyce Ann Ward of El Centro, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Gillespie worked for Illinois Bell, Carson, Pirie, Scott, Commercial Savings & Loan, Illinois Secretary of State and retired from the Urbana school district.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Urbana. She enjoyed traveling, boating and camping.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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