Betty Lou (Howard) Gillispie

Born: Thu., Jan. 7, 1943
Died: Thu., Sep. 16, 2021


Gathering of Family and Friends

6:00 PM Mon., Sep. 20, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home


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Betty Lou Howard Gillispie, 78, wife of the late Donald Clark Gillispie, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at her home. 

Born January 7, 1943 in Nicholas County to the late Cecil & Myrtle D. Livingood Howard, she was the owner and operator of Hi-Acres Family Styling Salon in Lexington for many years. Betty was devoted to her family and loved taking care of her home. 

Surviving are 3 brothers: Cecil F. (Peggy) Howard, Ronald C. Howard & James H. Howard and several nieces & nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Clark Gillispie.

A Gathering of Family & Friends will be after 6:00 P.M. Monday, September 20th at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home for Betty and her son, Jonathan, who passed away September 12th. There will be no funeral services. Private burial will be in Millersburg Cemetery. 

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Alene Burus
   Posted Sat September 18, 2021
Betty was the nicest most hard working hair stylist around. She often talked about her Mother and her Son - it was clear how much she loved them. She would talk about how when she got off work on Friday she would be heading back home to see them. She will be missed dearly. She was a wonderful person and will never be forgotten.

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Carolyn Williams
   Posted Sun September 19, 2021

Autumn Morning was sent by Catherine Scott .

We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our prayers are with the family. Catherine Scott ( Betty was her hair dresser for over 40 years) Carol Martin ( caregiver who took her every Friday to Betty’s) Carolyn Scott Williams (Catherine’s daughter who took her when she was in Lexington)


Karen Young
   Posted Mon September 20, 2021
Betty was such a fine lady! My mom went to her shop for years and later I started driving my Mom and waiting in the shop with her. I saw how truly kind and patient Betty was to each person and how hard she worked. She was so efficient with the process, but no one ever felt rushed. We sure will miss her and I'm so sorry that she didn't get to have a lot of happy years of retirement with her Carlisle family.

Stephanie Brady
   Posted Mon September 20, 2021
Betty was a wonderful friend to my family for many many years.She did my moms hair for well over 40 yrs. Jonathan was her world and I would see them in Paris on many occasions. Betty was so caring for everyone especially her mom and Jonathan!
She will be missed and never forgotten by the Brady family.
Prayers for the Gillespie and Howard families from Stephanie and James Brady

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