USA: Indiana Death Records


Abraham Gillespie obit April 19, 1908 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Alberta Gillespie, Indiana
Alberta Gillespie, Indiana

Alberta Louise Gillespie, “Honey”   October 31, 1919 ~ September 25, 2022, 102 Years Old. On Sunday, September 25, 2022, Alberta “Honey” Gillespie, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt passed away in the presence of her loved ones in Danville, Indiana.  She was 102 and 11/12 years old. As beautiful as her passing was, so were the 102 years that preceded it. Born Alberta Louise Swartz Halloween 1919 in Eugene Oregon, to parents Jim and Rena Belle Swartz, Honey was the last living sibling of her six brothers and sisters: Stanton, Violet, Ruth, Dorothy, Johnny and Carl. At just 16 years old, Honey married the love of her life, Ross Edward “Eddie” Gillespie, on September 2, 1936. They were blessed to have a lifelong 79-year marriage with three sons, six grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Honey and Eddie traveled extensively on their journey through life together visiting all 50 states, Mexico, and Canada.  Eddie preceded Honey in passing in 2014. Honey is survived by her sons, Wesley & Marsha Gillespie (Danville, IN), James & Jean Gillespie (Sadieville, KY), and Terry & Mary Jo Gillespie (Danville, IN) and all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A lifelong Christian who loved her family, Honey faithfully served in numerous Church congregations and devoutly read her bible. She was a Sunday school teacher, sang in the Choir and thoroughly enjoyed caring for her siblings growing up. She enjoyed watching “The Wheel” and was known to show off her quick wit by solving the puzzles before any letters were revealed.

Honey was known by her family for her attentiveness and calm, loving spirit. She was also known for the pies she’d bake from scratch for special occasions. Honey’s pies, especially her chocolate pies – topped with homemade whipped cream – were prized holiday desserts quickly devoured by her family.

Eddie and Honey were inseparable and could usually be found tending to their beautiful garden.  Like her mother, she loved flower gardening and always had peonies and snapdragons planted. In quiet moments after the yard work was done, she’d look across her yard and point out the wind gently blowing over the top of the blades of grass. She said those were the little fairies running across her yard. It was a crisp, Kodachrome day when Honey’s spirit went to be with the Lord. There was a gentle breeze, and the fairies were running through the grass, leading Honey to the eternal garden where Grandpa Eddie has been waiting for her.

A celebration of life was hosted on October 2nd at 2:00 PM at Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home, 220 North Maple Street, Pittsboro, Indiana 46167.  A more informal tribute with hors d’ oeuvres will follow. She will be dearly missed by all.

 Alice M Bibbs Gillespie, birth April 4, 1900. Death Jan. 17, 1984. Burial at Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA. Second record lists birth as Apr. 3, 1900.

Alvin A Gillespie death Dec 6, 2006 Wilson Vault & Crematorium, Huntington, Indiana

Andrew Gillespie, birth Feb. 22, 1886. Death Oct. 1962. Burial at Saint John’s Cemetery, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana, USA.

Arthur Carlton Gillespie, birth May 22, 1911. Death Sept. 20, 1999. Burial Lewisville Cemetery, Lewisville, Henry County, Indiana, USA.

Arthur H Gillespie obit April 11, 2000 Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Indiana

Arvin Gillespie death June 3, 2005 Northern Indiana  Cemetery, Indiana

Asa E Gillespie obit May 11,1901 Fort Wayne Sentinel, Indiana


Beatrice Leon Gillespie death Dec 8, 2005 Northern Indiana Cemetery, Indiana

Bernice L (Bonnie) Gillespie, obit June 27, 1992 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Beverly J Gillespie obit Nov 21, 2012 Fort Wayne News, Indiana

Blanche Gillespie obit Oct 4, 1902 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Branch D Gillespie obit Nov 7, 1990 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana


Carl  E Gillespie obituary March 30, 1988 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Charles Gillaspie obit Dec 12, 1957 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Charm Gillespie obit Oct 29, 1992 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Clara A Gallaspie obit March 20, 1987 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Clarence Gillespie obit June 19, 1902 Fort Wayne Sentinel, Indiana

Clarice Gillespie death March 28, 1997 Little Salamonia, Portland, Indiana

(Mrs) Clark Gillespie, obit Jan 20, 1938 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana


David Gillespie, birth Oct. 11, 1873. Death Jan. 1966, Indiana,  USA. May be David Gillespie buried in Center Grove Cemetery, Linconville, Indiana, birth year listed as 1872 at Find A

Debra K (Partin) Gillespie obit Aug 24, 2017 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Delton G Gillespie obit May 24, 1992 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Dewey Gillespie obit April 20, 1974 Fort Wayne Journal  Gazette, Indiana

Dewey L Gillespie obit Nov 23, 1988 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Donald Gillespie, IN
Donald Gillespie, IN

Donald Gillespie (Whitey) obit Nov 4, 2010 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana.   Donald “Whitey” Gillespie, 84, of Ligonier, IN passed away on Wednesday morning, November 3, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Gillespie was born on March 23, 1926 to Russell and Helen (Ponko) Baker in Noble County, IN. He married Rosemary Prucinsky on August 6, 1949, she survives.

Whitey was a lifetime area resident. He worked for Wirk Garment Factory after returning from the service. He then went to work for Superior Sample in Ligonier where he worked over 40 years as the Maintenance Superintendent until his retirement. He retired as Fire Chief from the Ligonier Fire Department in 1993 after over 40 years of service, 27 of which were served as Chief.

Mr. Gillespie graduated from Cromwell High School and served his country in the United States Marines from 1943-1947. He was a life member of the NRA, American Legion Post 243 in Ligonier, Ligonier VFW, Ligonier Elks, and a past member of the Indiana Volunteer Fireman Association.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Gillespie of Ligonier; three sons, Stephen Gillespie of Houston, TX, Michael (Melissa) Gillespie of Whiteland, IN, Christopher (Penny) Gillespie of Ligonier, IN; ten grandchildren, Daniel Gillespie, Benjamin Scott, Kevin Sheley, Adam (Mackenzi) Gillespie, Tyler Gillespie, Rachel Gillespie, Scott Gillespie, Kaitlyn Pergrem, Alley Pergrem, and Alex Gillespie; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy McFarren of Ligonier and Denise (Lowell) Galloway of Kendallville, IN. He was preceded in death by two children, Tina Smith in 1979 and Robin Pergrem in 1993, his parents, and one infant grandchild, Eric Michael Gillespie.

A viewing was held on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 2-8 PM & 1 hour prior to the Funeral service to be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11AM at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier with Pastor Jean Ness officiating. Burial in Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier with military graveside honors.

Donna D. Gillespie, birth April 7, 1928. Death June 8, 2009, Indiana, USA.

Dorie Dolano “T” Gillespie obit March 26, 2002 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Dorothy M Gillespie obit Oct 31, 1994 Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Indiana

Dortha Ann Gillespie obit Nov 14, 2007 Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Indiana


Earl J Gillespie death Oct 1, 1997 Gardens of Memory, Marion, Huntington, Indiana

Edith I. Gillespie, birth July 15, 1882. Death Dec. 1964. Burial at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

Eileen M Gillespie, age 84, of Jasper, Ind., passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, in the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Ind. Eileen was born in Jasper, Ind., on July 26, 1939, to Otto and Anna (Wagner) Lindauer. She married Larry Gillespie on June 25, 1960, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Ind. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1999. She was a graduate of Jasper High School. She worked at Jasper Desk and then retired from St.Vincent de Paul in Jasper. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Ind.

Surviving is one son, Scott (Laurie) Gillespie, Keller, Texas, two grandchildren, Lance and Grant Gillespie, two sisters, Janet Comer, Houston, Texas and Marian (Rod) Anstaett, Indianapolis, Ind.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen M. Gillespie will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Ind., with inturnment to follow in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper.

Eric Alan Gillespie, birth April 14, 1959 in Portland, Indiana, s/o Melvin and Phyllis (Elmore) Gillespie. Death Sept. 13, 2010. Burial by Pastor Mike Harris at Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA.


George Gillespie, Indiana
George Gillespie, Indiana

George Franklin Gillespie,  “Jud”  age 96, lifetime resident of Kendallville, died Thursday, November 8, 2018 at home.  Mr. Gillespie was born at his parent’s home on Krueger Street in Kendallville, Indiana on April 3, 1922 to the late Gordon and Jennie Mae (Sillaway) Gillespie. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1942-46 during WWII and the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.  He was a sergeant and drove a tank with the 11th Armored Division.  When he returned from the war, he married his beautiful bride, Grace Maxine Hose, on March 16, 1946 in Kendallville. They remained faithful in marriage for 72 years and lived in the same house on Pleasant Street all their married lives. Jud retired in 1988 from the Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local Union 166, Fort Wayne. He was a member of the First Church of God, American Legion Post 86, V.F.W. Post 2749, and the Elks Lodge all in Kendallville. Jud was an avid golfer and he loved playing golf. He made a hole-in-one on the #5 hole at the Limberlost Golf Course in Rome City when he was 86 years old on October 22, 2008!  He also loved ice fishing and hunting. He loved to go for drives in the country looking for deer and would drive by all of his children’s homes to make sure things were ok. He loved to spend time with his family and grandkids and great grandkids. Survivors include:
Wife of 72 years, Grace Gillespie of Kendallville. Son, Larry Gillespie of Kendallville. Son, Dennis Gillespie of Kendallville. Son, Dean and Michelle Gillespie of Kendallville. Son, Keith Gillespie of Kendallville.
Daughter, Marilyn and Paul Carpenter of Kendallville.  Daughter, Barbara and Robert Deisinger of Kendallville. 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild (and one the way!)
Sister-in-law, Frances (Easterday) Gillespie of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Gillespie; daughter-in-law, Rose Gillespie; sisters, Mary (Don) Ihrie, Alta (Harold “Jake”) Hite; Betty (Ed) Ebert; brothers, Delton (Beverly (Grossman) Gillespie; and Robert Gillespie.

Funeral service held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with visitation prior to the funeral service from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Officiatingthe funeral service will be Pastor Jim Kane. Burial with military honors took place at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

Geraldine K Gillespie death Jan 26, 2000 Decatur, Indiana


Helen M Gillespie death Nov 30, 1997 Covington Memorial Cemetery, Indiana

Henry T Glaspie death Oct 31, 2005 Lindenwood Cemetery, Indiana


Ilo Gallaspie obit Feb 25, 1913 Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Indiana


James A Glaspie death July 25, 2001 Highland Park Cemetery, Indiana

Janice “Jan” Gillespie, 62, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018. She was born to the late Raymond and Mary Seeley in Columbus, Indiana. Jan attended Columbus High School before attending St. Mary of the Woods. Jan committed close to 30 years of service at Vectren Energy before retiring. She then spent a short stent at American Senior Communities before moving on to volunteer work and continued support of her family from home.

Jan had a love for music which she shared with her son, Brent, and spent many enjoyable days camping with him in his youth. She had a deep love for the beach and the ocean which she shared with her beloved husband, Todd, along with boating on the Geist in their free time. Her other loves were yoga, her dog Bond, finding the perfect outfit, and her Mini. Jan had a heart for God and was a light for all who met her, she will forever be missed.

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Todd Gillespie; children, Brent Chandler and Meghan Gillespie; and brothers, David Seeley and Rick Seeley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, and Indy Surviveoars, PO Box 502984, Indianapolis 46250, in honor of Jan Gillespie.

Visitation will be held at Flanner Buchanan – Geist, 7855 Cork Rd, Indianapolis, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held at St. Peters Lutheran Church at 719 5th St., Columbus, Indiana, November 1, 2018 at 11 am.

Jerald L. “Jerry” Gillespie, birth Feb. 14, 1949. Death July 19, 2008. Burial at Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

John L Glaspie death April 25, 2009 Lindenwood Cemetery, Indiana

Judith M Gillespie, 86, of Columbus, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Judith was born July 2, 1936, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Samuel I. and Clara M. Portis Gillespie. She graduated from Manual High School in 1954 and Purdue University in 1958. Judith spent many years living in New York City and spent most of her career with Trinity Church travelling the world with their Grant Program. She retired to Columbus in 2001 after surviving the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus and was active with many organizations in the Columbus area.  She is pre-deceased by her parents, Sam Gillespie and Clara (Portis) of Greenwood; her sister, Mary Lee Kisor (Lee) of Olympia, WA, and sister Susan Cummings, of Indianapolis.  She is survived by her brothers, Jerald (Deborah) Gillespie of Whiteland and David Gillespie of Trafalgar; her sister Sarah Webster, of Columbus and fourteen nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 21, 2023, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church with The Reverend Brother Aelred Dean officiating, 2651 California St, Columbus, IN 47203. Calling from 12:00 p.m. to time of service.


Kenneth D Gillespie death Nov 30, 2001 Ridge Middle Point, OH – listed under Indiana records

Kitty Lynn Rauch Gillespie, birth July 7, 1951. Death April 19, 2011. Burial Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.


Lillian Gillespie, resident in Indiana, birth May 2, 1883. Death Dec. 1978 in Michigan, USA.

Lue Jane Glaspie death March 21, 2008 Lindenwood Cemetery, Indiana


Martinique Glaspie death April 23, 2005 Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Indiana

Mary L Gillaspie obit Nov 16, 1968 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Maudelene A. Gillespie, birth May 8, 1920. Death Dec. 11, 2002. Burial at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA. Second record lists name as Maudelena A. Meadows Gillespie.

Morton A Gillispie death June 6, 1920, age 56, Allen County, Indiana

Mrs Galaspie obituary Feb 24, 1906 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana.


Nellie Gillaspie obit Oct 30, 1954 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Indiana

Norma Gillespie of Indiana
Norma Gillespie of Indiana

Norma Gillespie Jan 19, 1931 – July 24, 2023

Norma Jean (Whitinger) Gillespie, 92, a lifelong resident of Anderson, passed away July 24th at home with family by her side.
She was born Jan. 19, 1931, the daughter of Leo and Ocie Gail Evelith Whitinger. She graduated from Anderson High School and was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.
She retired from Delco Remy after 38 years of service. Throughout her life, she was an avid bowler, card player and enjoyed the casinos. She loved to travel with her bowling teams and short getaways to Vegas throughout the years. She had several special friends that joined her in her travels.

Norma is survived by daughters, Rhonda Murdock (Jerry) Hodson and Lori Murdock (Vince Grimmett) Broadwater; stepdaughter, Pam (Rick) Gillespie Simpson; grandchildren, Johnna Broadwater, Loren (Kelli) Broadwater, Stephanie Murdock, Adriann Murdock Hoffner and Rhiannon Murdock Freeman; great-grandchildren, Milah (Zac Brooks) Broadwater, Harmony Key, Jozlin Broadwater, Avalee Parker, Kara Jo and Jackson Broadwater; great-great- grandsons, Case Maddox and Ryker Brooks; special former son-in-law, John Broadwater; and several step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman Gillespie; son, Gary Murdock; stepson, Doug Gillespie; sister, Adrine Hiday Ross; and her brother, Earl Whitinger.
Funeral servicewas held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Dennis Zirkle of Meadowbrook Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed  in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was  held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service at the funeral home.


Olee Gillespie, resident in Indiana, birth June 14, 1927. Death eb. 1985, in Mississippi, USA.


Paul Q Gillespie death Nov 24, 1999 Covington Memorial GarFdens, Indiana

Perry A. Gillespie, resident in Indiana, birth Dec. 1, 1897. Death June 21, 1972. Burial at Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA.


Rufus E Gillispie June 13, 1821 age 49. Allen County, Indiana


Stella Gillespie, birth Feb. 17, 1887. Death April 1977, Indiana, USA.

Sylvester Gillespie, resident in Indiana, birth Jan. 2, 1936. Death Nov. 29, 2002 in Michigan, USA. Burial at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan, USA.


Vicky C Gillespie death April 9, 1998 Lindwood Cemetery, Allen Co, Indiana

Virginia M. Gray Gillespie, birth June 13, 1908. Death Feb. 26, 1975. Burial at Lewisville Cemetery, Lewisville, Henry County, Indiana, USA.

Virginia W. Gillespie, birth Oct. 9, 1918. Death Sept. 17, 2001, Indiana, USA.


William Gillespie, birth June 17, 1878. Death Feb. 16, 1964. Burial at Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA.

William Gillespie, resident in Indiana, birth April 14, 1922. Death April 19, 2003, in Michigan, USA.

William John Gillespie, birth July 25, 1949. Death Sept. 19, 2009. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.


Zelma Gillespie death Dec 15, 2006 Greenlawn Memorial Park, Indiana

Record Count: 70

Source of Records: Mormon website; Find A Grave Index; Allen County Public Library, Funeral Home Obituaries