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Jenna Gillispie

February 9, 1973 — July 20, 2023

Lima, Ohio

Jenna Gillispie, 50, passed away at 11:54 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Jenna was born on February 9, 1973, in Lima, Ohio, to Allen and Rebecca (Gillispie) Mathews.

Jenna was a graduate of Lima Senior High School class of 1991 and worked at The Eagles.  She loved her daughter, Katie Mak, her kittens, Iris Whitepaw Whackjob and Tiger Lily, and Notre Dame football. Jenna was an amazing daughter, mother, and sister.  She was a friend to many and always willing to help anyone in need.

She is survived by her parents; daughter, Katie Mariotti; life-partner, Josh Sirch; sister, Shannon Eley; brother, Shawn Eley; aunt, Cindy Nolte; cousins: Megan McDonald, Charlie McDonald, Samantha Nolte, and Kyle Nolte; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Clara and James Gillispie; grandma, Ellen Parker; aunt, Melody Eley; uncles, James “Jamie” Gillispie II and Robert “Robbie” Gillispie; and best friend, Duane “Wezzel” Hower.

The family will receive friends from 2 – 8 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.  The family will have a private service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or to the family.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at

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Monday, July 24, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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