Judith M. Gillespie


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 will be from 12:00 p.m. to time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judith Gillespie Education Trust.

Arrangements by Barkes, Weaver &Glick Funeral Home.

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