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Carol Ann Gillispie

June 4, 1946 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 74)


Carol Ann Gillispie, 74 of Niles passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI.

Carol was born on June 4, 1946 in Elkhart, IN to the late Norman and Georganna (Grandstaff) Kneile.

On August 14, 1970 in Elkhart she married Jim Gillispie who survives. Carol is also survived by her daughter, Amy (Ryan) Montgomery.  Carol is also survived by her brother Robert (Ruth) Kneile of Des Moines, IA and her sister Shirley (Jim) Collins of Plainfield, IN.

Carol retired from Lakeland Hospital in Niles working in the Central Processing Department for 25 years. She was a member of New Journey United Methodist Church in Niles.   Carol enjoyed ushering at the church and helping with luncheons. She was also a member of the Secret Sisters Society offering support to women who have breast cancer.  She was an amazing gardener and loved working jigsaw puzzles.  Carol also loved reading a good book.

Visitation for Carol will be on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in New Journey United Methodist Church 302 Cedar St. Niles.  A funeral service will begin at 11:00 in the church.  Burial will follow at Mission Hills.  Funeral arrangements have been made at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services 615 E. Main St. Niles. Those who wish to view the funeral service online may go to

Memorials in Carol’s name may be made to New Journey UMC 302 Cedar St. Niles, MI 49120 or the Secret Sisters Society

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October 16, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Journey United Methodist Church (Cedar St. Niles)

Funeral Service
October 16, 2020

11:00 AM
New Journey United Methodist Church (Cedar St. Niles)

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