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Rosemary Hancock Gillespie, 83, Taylor Co., KY/Adair native (1933-2016)

She was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church and also attended her child hood church, the Cane Valley Christian Church. She attended a country grade school in Cane Valley, KY, Columbia High School and graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 1954. She did her graduate & masters work at Campbellsville College and Western Kentucky University. She taught school in Taylor County School for 45 years.
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Rosemary Hancock Gillespie age 83 years of Campbellsville, KY formerly of Cane Valley, KY, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 10:20amCT at Signature Health & Rehab at Summit Manor in Columbia, KY.

Funeral services are Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Bro. Ivan Tucker and Dr. Scott Wiggington the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Cane Valley Cemetery, 135 Cane Valley Cemetery Road, Cane Valley, KY. Visitation on Tuesday from 4pmCT to 8pmCT and any time Wednesday morning until time for service.


Rosemary Hancock Gillespie, 83, Taylor Co., KY/Adair native (1933-2016)


She was born on July 6, 1933 & raised in Cane Valley, Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Samuell Nathan Banks & Rose Mae Shepherd Hancock. She died Sunday, December 4, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 83 years, four months, and 28 days.

She was the widow of David Earl Gillespie who preceded her in death on July 1, 2013; she was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters, Samuell Hancock, Jr.; Judith Ann Sewell; Rachel Breeding; Sarah Branham; and Doris Hubbard.

She is survived by:
  • Two special great nieces & a special great nephew: Julie Breeding, Jaime Hitch, and Joey Breeding all of Columbia, KY

  • One nephew: Stephen Breeding of Columbia, KY

  • One niece: Phyllis Belew of Louisville, KY

  • along with several other nieces, nephews, and a host of family friends
She was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church and also attended her child hood church, the Cane Valley Christian Church. She attended a country grade school in Cane Valley, KY, Columbia High School and graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 1954. She did her graduate & masters work at Campbellsville College and Western Kentucky University. She taught school in Taylor County School for 45 years.

In 1961 Rosemary married David Gillespie from Bethel, Ohio. They both taught & worked in their respective schools until they retired.

Send condolences to the family of Rosemary Gillespie

Memorials are suggested to the Cane Valley Christian or Cane Valley Cemetery & may be made at the funeral home Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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