Ann Isabella <I>Starrett</I> Gillespie

Ann Isabella Starrett Gillespie

Death 20 Dec 1935 (aged 88)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 2, Lot 19
Memorial ID 60898480 · View Source
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From The Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 26, 1935, transcribed by Linda Berney:

Services Held for Mrs. Ann Gillespie –

This community was grieved Friday, December 20, to learn that death had taken Mrs. Ann Gillespie, resident of this community for nearly fifty years, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allard, in Omaha.

Funeral services were conducted in the Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Primrose and Rev. Nordin of St. Paul assisted by the pastor, Rev. J. S. Rhine. A large number of friends and relatives attended the last rites. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery with the following acting as pall bearers: Messrs. George and Alfred Studley, Leander Johnson, Fred Nelson, Gus Holm, and D. Cleve Jackson.

OBITUARY – Ann Isabella Starett was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in June, 1847 and passed to her eternal reward at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Allard at Omaha, December 20, 1935 at the age of 88 years and six months.

In 1870 she was united in marriage to Thomas Gillespie in Fentona, Ireland to which union three children were born.

In 1886 they came to America and located in Spring Creek precinct where they made their home until Mrs. Gillespie moved to Wolbach shortly after the death of her husband in 1907. In infancy she was baptized in the Presbyterian church and later she joined with the Trinity Lutheran church of Wolbach.

She leaves to mourn her passing, three children, namely, Mrs. Anna Allard of Omaha, Mrs. Menter of Casper, Wyo., and Mr. Wm. J. Gillespie of Wolbach, also two sisters, Mrs. Maria Williamson of Lowell, Mich., and Mrs. Ellen Schneider of Griswold, Iowa, as well as fifteen grand children, eleven great-grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Gillespie was a woman admired for her character and neighborliness, and her presence will be missed not only by those bereft, but her friends as well. The sympathy of the community and this newspaper is extended the bereaved family.

Among those in attendance at the services from out of town were: Mrs. Ed Menter of Casper, Wyo., Mrs. Ellen Scneider (sic) of Griswold, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Allard and family of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. Densel Fair and Mrs. Wm. Starrett of Greeley; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Allard of Primrose; Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Caudill and daughter Mrs. Ole Wolford of St. Paul, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Erickson and three children of Ericson.

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  • Created by: Linda Berney
  • Added: 30 Oct 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Isabella Starrett Gillespie (Jun 1847–20 Dec 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60898480, citing Hillside Cemetery, Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Linda Berney (contributor 47343179) .