Janet Kay Gillespie, 61, Humboldt, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Janet was born Sept. 12, 1952, the daughter of Ernest and Ruth (Dunsworth) Orth.
Janet graduated from Humboldt High School and on Dec. 18, 1971, she married David Gillespie in Humboldt. Janet worked as a school cook in Humboldt for 16 years. She belonged to the United Methodist Women’s group and was also a member of the Allen County Fair Board.
She is survived by her husband David; sons, Jeff Gillespie and wife Karen, Colony, and Josh Gillespie, Pretty Prairie; daughter, Brandi Gillespie, Chanute; brothers, Robert Orth and wife Connie, Parker, and Wayne Orth and wife Donna, Humboldt; a sister, Joyce Beatty and husband Bruce, Ottawa; and five grandchildren.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Ruth Orth, and sisters Carol Ann Orth (infant), and Joan Elaine Orth.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Humboldt Methodist Church with Pastor Marge Cox officiating. Inurnment will be at the Linder-Orth Cemetery at a later date in Piqua. Memorials may be made to Humboldt Methodist Church and will be used to record services to DVD’s for area nursing homes and those unable to attend services. Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.
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