May 8, 2013

Judy (Watkins) Gillespie

Judy R. (Watkins) Gillespie, 65, lifetime resident of Kansas City, Mo., passed away at home on April 29, 2013. Visitation was held May 2 at McGilley & Sheil Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. A funeral service was held May 3 at the chapel with interment following in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, Mo.

Judy was born on June 22, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., to Robert & Lucille (Barr) Watkins. She started her education at Henry Clay Elementary, graduated from Northeast High School & UMKC with a BA & MA. On May 27, 1972, she married Homer G. Gillespie and they were gifted with Matthew G. Gillespie & Janel E. Gillespie. She was associated with Helzberg Diamonds for 25 years.

Judy is survived by her husband, children & grandchildren. She loved her daughter and son-in-law; Stacy D. Gillespie & Mathew T. Miller as though they were her own. Madison, Holly, Ryan (Gillespie) & Isadora (Miller) were the loves of her life. Judy had the lifetime love of her siblings Carmen, Aaron & Bernie and friend since grade school, Sherryl.

Judy was blessed to be under the professional care of Dr. Mark Myron, M.D., & Kay Laurent, rehab specialist.

In lieu of flowers, Judy requested contributions be sent to the Salvation Army or Kansas City Hospice. Condolences  may be shared online at



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