Clara L. Gillispie, 88, died at 11:15 PM on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Delphos, Ohio
Clara was born on June 24, 1932, in Delphos, Ohio, to the late Virgil Thines and Mary (Keiffer) Thines. On Friday, April 19, 1951, in Lima, Ohio, she married James H. Gillispie, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1993.
Clara worked at American Greeting as a Greeting Card Merchandiser. She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and a Life Member of the VFW Post 1275 Aux.
She is survived by: her two daughters, Rebecca (Allen) Mathews and Cindy (Mike) Nolte; a son, James H. Gillispie, II all of Lima; seven grandchildren, Jenna Gillispie, Shawn Eley, Shannon Eley, Megan McDonald, Charlie McDonald, Samantha Nolte and Kyle Nolte; fourteen great grandchildren, Katie, Jordan, Allyssa, Corbin, Tristen, A. J., Olivia, Zoie, Taylor, Ethan, and Arianna, Tobe, Avalyn, Knox. one great great grandchild, Opie. a sister-in-law, Georgia Thines and a son-in-law, Larry Pummell.
She was also preceded in death by her, daughter, Melody Eley; son, Robert Gillispie and sister, Mary Bohn, and brother Virgil Thines, and a brother-in-law, Jack Bohn
The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, Ohio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lima, OH. Father Paul Matthew will officiate.
Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gerard Church for Memorial Masses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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