ELKHART – Cynthia “Cindy” L. Gillespie, 58, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born Aug. 20, 1951, to Ellis Eldon and Martha Mildred (Lavielle) Rutledge in Eads, Colo.
She married Thomas R. Gillespie Jr. Aug. 23, 1969, in Ava, Mo. He survives.
She graduated in 1969 from Elkhart High School. She received her RN degree from Seward County Community College in 1991.
She worked as a nurse for the Morton County Health System as well as Pioneer Manor in Hugoton and Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the First United Methodist Church in Elkhart.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and making jewelry.
Other survivors include one son, Thomas Gillespie, Killeen, Texas; two daughters, Rebecca Gillespie, Salida, Colo., and Iris Scruggs and husband, Rodney, Elkhart; one brother, Charles Rutledge, Wellsville; one sister, Kay VanKampen, Ozark, Mo.; two grandchildren, Logan Glenn and Riley Mae; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Thomas Victor Presley Rutledge.
o Funeral service were at 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Elkhart, with Pastor Bruce Ferguson presiding.
Burial was at the Elkhart Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a nursing scholarship at SCCC in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.