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Elizabeth G. "Betty" (Urick) Gillespie, 92, of Lititz, formerly of Shamokin, died peacefully on May 14, 2017, at Lancashire Hall, Lancaster.
She was born June 29, 1924, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Supsic) Urick. She was married to Robert F. Gillespie of Paxinos, who preceded her in death in 1969.

Betty was a homemaker living in Shamokin and later moved to Paxinos with her husband who was an owner-operator truck driver.
She worked for Mr. Red Clark's Poultry, Brumbach Auction, Split Vein Coal Company, and Mountain View Manor. Betty always had a passion to take care of people and worked as a private caregiver for many people after her retirement.
Betty was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, Shamokin, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Sunbury, and after moving to Lancaster County to be near her son's family, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lancaster.
She loved traveling, camping, and trips to the ocean with her family and later her grandchildren. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she reveled in every achievement they attained.

She is survived by two sons, Gregory R, married to the former Cynthia Clark; and Bert T., married to the former Kim Hopper; eight grandchildren, Gregory Gillespie II (Jackie Fuentes), Nicole Oberrender (Emmett), Megan Gillespie (Grant Williams), Julia Kroesen (Justin), Michael Gillespie, Donielle Hopper, Kelly Gillespie and Katie Gillespie; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In her later years, Betty developed close friendships with her caregivers at Lancashire Hall and they will be fondly remembered by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, with the Rev. Dan Powell as celebrant. Friends will be received one half hour prior to the Mass at the church.
Burial will be private.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Betty's memory may be made to the church at the address above.
To place a condolence online, please visit?SnyderFuneralHome.com.
Published on May 15, 2017
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