Donna “Jeannie” Gillespie, age 78, of Imlay City, MI died Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at William Beaumont Hospital – Troy Campus. Donna Jean Vaughn was born April 14, 1944 in Roderfield, WV. She was the daughter of the late James and the late Minnie (Hoover) Vaughn. Jeannie grew up in Roderfield, WV. She was a high school graduate. Jeannie married Robert Gillespie on December 23, 1961 in Lebanon, VA. She and Robert moved to Michigan in 1961 and to the Imlay City area in 1972. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, November 22, 2017.
She was a homemaker, raising her family.
Donna enjoyed shopping, making crafts and cards, attending craft shows, and going out to restaurants to eat.
She is survived by her son, Mark (Angie) Gillespie of Brown City, MI; grandchildren, Markie (Paul) Sherrill of Fair Haven, MI, Kenny (Jana) Gillespie, Jr. of Flushing, MI, Mike (Bobbie) Gillespie of IA and Robbie (Alex) Gillespie of Port Huron, MI; her great-grandchildren, Ryder Sherrill, MacKenzie Sherrill, Owen Lichtenfelt, Isabella Gillespie, Elden Gillespie, Ulston Gillespie, Eva Gillespie, Alba Gillespie, Adayla Gillespie, Tyson Gillespie, Maggie Gillespie and Madison Gillespie; and her 13 siblings.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gillespie; son, Ken Gillespie; and her parents, James and Minnie Vaughn.
A memorial is not planned at this time.
Arrangements for Donna’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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