Nancy J. Gillespie
January 27, 1951 - May 22, 2021
Nancy J. Gillespie, 70, of Upland, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Morrison Woods, Muncie. She was born in Portland on January 27, 1951, the daughter of the late Harold and Rachel (Heidegger) Stultz.
She graduated from Portland High School in 1969 and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Ball State University in 1973.
Nancy married the love of her life, Jan Gillespie, on August 13, 1976, in Portland.
Mrs. Gillespie moved to Upland with her husband in 1978 and was the Secretary at Jones Middle School, Marion, from 1978-1979 and 1982-1983. She was then employed with the Taylor University Business Department as the Program Assistant and Student Advisor and thoroughly enjoyed working with the students, until her retirement in 2019. She was a member of the Upland Community Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She also loved gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Jan, Upland; two daughters: Heather (Rodney) Miles, Bradenton, Florida; and Lisa Gillespie, Sarasota, Florida; two grandchildren: Archer and Piper Miles; a brother: Thomas (Becky) Stultz, Pickerington, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 am - 2 pm, on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Upland Community Church, 439 W. Berry Ave., Upland, Indiana. The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm at the church, with Pastor Mark Biehl officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones-Smith Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 259 N. Main St., Upland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, 7202 E. 87th St., #102, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256.
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