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Judith Gillispie

d. September 8, 2012


Judith N. Gillispie, age 71, of Kahoka, MO, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa.

Judith was born June 8, 1941 in Keokuk, IA, a daughter of Elton M. and Bernadine Walker Wilson.

She married Richard David Brees on August 4, 1961 and after their divorce, married Dallas Leon Gillispie on August 8, 1981. She is preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori A. Brees and her husband, Michael Knouse of Indianola, IA and Paula M. Burk and her husband, David, of Kahoka, MO; two grandsons, Samuel D. Smeltser and Sean M. Burk, both of Kahoka, MO; one sister, Donna J. Penick and her husband, John, of Booneville, IA; a niece, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Judith graduated from Indianola High School and received her LPN at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. As a nurse, she provided care for the elderly for many years. She spent most of her life in numerous states before returning to Clark County with her husband, Dallas, to be closer to her family. She was the owner and operator of Judys Bar and Grille in St. Francisville, MO for several years and enjoyed spending her Saturdays watching her grandson, Sam, racing go-karts. She was a resident of the Kahoka Senior Housing, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Wayland, MO. She had a fun-loving spirit and loved to watch people, birds, and spend time giving everyone she knew a hard time, joking and poking fun. She was also a big fan of tweety bird.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Inurnment was in the Revere Cemetery.

A memorial will be established.

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