Ruth Grimes Gillespie
Wednesday 6th of July 1932 - Sunday 22nd of March 2020
Ruth passed peacefully at UK Good Samaritan
Hospital. She was a resident of Sayre
Christian Village, which she called “home” and enjoyed being involved there
with care providers, staff, and volunteers (including her favorite four legged
visitors). A long time member of
Centenary United Methodist Church, Ruth was embraced by her steadfast church
family over the years. A 1956 graduate from the
University of Kentucky, Ruth received her B.A. in Romance Languages with a
minor in music and voice. Employed by
the Lexington VA as a nursing assistant, she was also an avid “Cats” fan,
passionate about Disney World, and traveled with friends over the years. Ruth especially enjoyed being with special
friends who lovingly called her “family”.
Her spirited personality, coupled with her laughing smile, will long be
A native of Lexington, Ruth is preceded in death by her
parents, Arie Quint Gillespie and Ruth Grimes Gillespie. A private service will be held at The
Lexington Cemetery with Rev. David Thomas and other members of her dedicated
pastoral family presiding. Friends wanting to honor Ruth’s memory may
contribute on her behalf to The Methodist Children’s Home.
Jo Ann Flaugher Farrarsays
Ruth was a second cousin on my father's side (her mother & my father were cousins). She would spend some time with family in Pendleton County (near Lenoxburg) as a child. Her devotion to her faith clearly showed in her peaceful disposition and acceptance of her later years. Bless you, Ruth Grimes Gillespie.