Barbara Lynn Gillespie, age 65, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away peacefully
at 4:35 a.m., on Thursday, October 24, 2013, in her home.
She was born on January 23, 1948, in Gary, Ind., to William E. and Luella
(Williams) Choisser, both of whom preceded her in death.
On October 20, 1984, Barbara married, John Gillespie, who survives.
Also surviving are her daughter, Kim Reed of Portage, Ind.; two sons, Randy
Reed of Chesterton, Ind., and David Reed of Altamont, Ill.; three
step-daughters, Sharon Wozniak of Chesterton, Ind., Kristin Cady of Trail
Creek, Ind., and Annette Gillespie-Steiger of Bethel, Conn.; three sisters,
Billie Mitchell of Celestine, Ind., Shirley Flick of Valparaiso, Ind., and
Rexine Johnson of Marion, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren and four
Also preceding her in death were her brother Bill Choisser; and step-son
John Kenneth Gillespie.
Barbara was self employed, owning her own cleaning business for nineteen
years. She was a member of The Moose Lodge and The American Legion. Barbara
loved Sudoku puzzles and was very creative. She enjoyed making beautiful
things for her family and friends. Barbara loved her dog, Shag, and had a
special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
There will be no services. Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home
and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte, 219-362-3100 is handling the
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