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Larry "Joe" Gillespie, Age :77

Apr 22,1943---Aug 04,2020

Larry ‘Joe’ Gillespie, 77, of Edwardville, KS, passed away on August 4, 2020 in his home surrounded by family.

 

 

Joe was born in Leavenworth, KS to Raymond and Dorothy (Kramer) Gillespie on April 22, 1943. He graduated from Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, KS and attended St. Benedict’s College (Atchison, KS) on a basketball scholarship for 3 ½ years before joining the military. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the Navy on the USS Bonhomme Richard and earned many honors. He married Sherry (Giles) on July 23, 1976 in Olathe, KS and went on to have four children. He worked as a Production/Purchasing Manager for an electronics firm for 46 years. He found joy in gardening, projects around the house, woodworking, tinkering with cars, and being with his family. He was a kind, gentle and passionate man who welcomed everyone into his life and always had a smile on his face. Joe loved watching sports (KC Chiefs, KC Royals and KU basketball), especially if his children or grandchildren were playing. 

 

 

Joe is survived by his wife, his children Marcie (John) McTaggart, Amber (Greg) Schrage, Ashley (Josh) Wiseman, Jared (Jaime) Gillespie, one sister, Jean Dunnigan, one brother, Gary Gillespie, two step brothers John Harris and Jim Harris, and five grandchildren, Dylan and Rylie Wiseman, Zane and Alden Schrage and Reeve Gillespie. 

 

 

Joe is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Ray Gillespie and his step sister Trudi Thomas. 

 

 

Visitation and Funeral services will be held at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W 127th St, Overland Park, KS, with Monsignor Charles McGlinn (Joe’s cousin) officiating. Visitation will begin at 8:30 am, with Mass at 10 am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Parallel Pkwy &, N 126th St, Kansas City, KS.

 

 

Please note the Mass at Church of the Ascension will be streamed live on the church’s website (https://kcascension.org/media/live/). Face masks will be required and social distancing guidelines enforced. Due to the pandemic, no family gathering will be held after the ceremony. 

 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends memorial contributions be sent to Church of the Ascension, Ascend Hospice, or The University of Kansas Cancer Center. 

 

 

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to The University of Kansas Health System, Aquinas Home Health, Ascend Hospice, Church of the Ascension, and all family and friends for their continued love and support.


 

 


Additional Service:
Visitation
Location:
Church of the Accession
Address:
9510 W. 127th St.
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date of Service:
Aug 11 ,2020
Time of Service:
8:30 AM
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Funeral Mass
Location:
Church of the Accession
Address:
9510 W. 127th St.
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date of Service:
Aug 11 ,2020
Time of Service:
10:00 AM
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Inurnment
Location:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Address:
Parallel Parkway & N. 126th St.
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
Date of Service:
Aug 11 ,2020
Time of Service:
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