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Ruth "Ruby" Jane Mason Gillespie, 77 of the Gratton community in Tazewell, VA left this earthly home Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was born August 20, 1940 in Washington County, VA, was of the Methodist faith, and a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.
Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the former Shawver's Mill Home Demonstration Club and the Missionary Society.
She was preceded in death by her uncle and aunt who raised her, Luther and Ethel "Ock" Baugh; her parents, William H. and Eula Mason; brothers, Con and Joe Mason; and sister, Frances Willet.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph F. Gillespie; children, Lois Whitt and husband, Charles, Michael M. Gillespie and wife, Hope, Robert K. Gillespie and wife, Kim, and Janet M. Cooper all of Tazewell, VA; grandchildren, Christopher Whitt, Carrie Nguyen, Joshua Whitt, Kenneth Gillespie, Mason Gillespie, Ryan Gillespie, Megan Gillespie, and Bradley Cooper; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Hayes and husband, Tom of Texas and Margie Hammet of Florida.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday, October 16, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday with the Reverend Rodney Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Gratton, VA.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 15, 2017
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