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Frances Kendrick8/19/2008
Frances E. (Kendrick) Gillespie, age 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following an illness.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at First United Methodist Church in Elberon with Pastor Norman Bennett officiating. Interment will be held at National Cemetery near Vining.

A memorial fund has been established. Frances was born May 2, 1915, at Cambridge to W. Forest and Ruth (Huffman) Kendrick and graduated from Knoxville High School.

She was united in marriage to Byrl R. Gillespie on May 2, 1937, at Unionville, Mo.
He preceded her in death in 1981. Prior to her marriage Frances was employed from
1932-37 as a Legal Secretary and from 1969 until retiring in 1981, she served as
a Postal Clerk and later the Post Mistress at Clutier.

A longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Elberon she was the treasurer of her congregation and the organist for 60 years. Frances was a member of Sincere Rebekah Lodge #59 of
Belle Plaine, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #227 of Elberon, and the Order of Eastern Star.

She also served as Treasurer of Boy Scout Troop #300 in Elberon. In her leisure time,
she enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles. Frances Kendrick
Frances is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon Gillespie of Elberon; her granddaughters, Jill (Gary) Mills of Watkins, and Ginger (Jon) Kaestner of Atkins; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ashley, Austin, and Hailey Mills, and Heidi, and Abbie Kaestner.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Gillespie in 2003 and her brother, Robert Kendrick.