Monday, May 25, 2009
Margaret Seath Gillespie, 1863-1935
Margaret B. Seath, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Seath, was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, May 22, 1863. After an illness of almost nine months she passed away at her home in Jerome at the age of 71 years, 10 months, and 15 days.
She was married to Andrew Gillespie June 20, 1884. In 1888 they with two small children came from Scotland to Appanoose county, where the rest of their lives were lived. Fifteen years ago this happy union was broken when the husband departed this life to be with Christ, which is far better.
Five children blessed this home. The third, a daughter, Jemima, was called to her heavenly home when 11 years of age. The remaining are: Margaret, Andrew, Janet and Anna.
Early in 1882, Mrs. Gillespie accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior and passed from death unto life. Her Christian life proclaimed to all how able He is to keep those that put their trust in Him.
She is survived by four children: Mrs. Wm. Dooley of Centerville, Andrew and Mrs. Leslie Cathcart of Jerome, and Mrs. W. C. Jensen of Voorhies; seven grandchildren: Raymond Dooley of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Paul Beer of Centerville, Claude, Andrew and Juanita Dooley of Centerville, Shirley Jensen of Voorhies and Dale Gillespie, who has made his home with his grandmother since a small boy; two great-grandchildren: Dick Dooley of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jimmy Beer of Centerville.
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him."
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank neighbors and friends for their kind sympathy during the illness and death of our mother and grandmother, Margaret Seath Gillespie; also for the beautiful floral offerings and other condolences.
--Mrs. and Mrs. William Dooley and Family
--Andrew Gillespie and Dale
--Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cathcart
--Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Jensen and Shirley
Transcribed from an old newspaper clipping posted 24 January 2007 by K. Price to the Appanoose Obituaries on the IAGenWeb site. Margaret Seath Gillespie and her husband Andrew Gillespie are buried in the Jerome Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa.