Obituary for Betty Jean Gillespie
Betty Jean Gillespie
age 92 of Brighton passed away at her home Monday evening, January 29, 2018. She was born on February 24, 1925 in South Lyon the daughter of Fred and Beatrice (Chadwick) Burt. In 1946, she was married to C. Lee Gillespie; he preceded her in death on August 13, 1984.
Betty began her banking career with the former Brighton State Bank in the 1960s. She worked her way up to loan officer of the credit department, retiring in the mid-1980s. She was an avid quilter.
Surviving are her daughters: Judy (the late Roger) Orndorf and Cindy (Scott) Seel. Sister, Jackie Carey; brother, Fred J. Burt; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her son Fred, and two sisters Thelma Armstrong and Cora Wonfor.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Howell. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Kensington Cemetery, Brighton.
Memorial contributions in Betty’s name are suggested to Heart to Heart Hospice with envelopes available at the Keehn Funeral Home.