Obituaries

Jane Batton
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Batton, Jane
Dr. Robert Bone
B: 1923-10-05
D: 2018-09-15
View Details
Bone, Dr. Robert
Cathy Kesinger
B: 1950-08-23
D: 2018-09-14
View Details
Kesinger, Cathy
George Kolosta
B: 1932-03-27
D: 2018-09-08
View Details
Kolosta, George
David Stacy
B: 1958-08-15
D: 2018-09-07
View Details
Stacy, David
Germaine Mobley
B: 1956-04-02
D: 2018-09-03
View Details
Mobley, Germaine
Thomas Welch
B: 1957-05-20
D: 2018-08-26
View Details
Welch, Thomas
Delores Hurley
B: 1937-05-15
D: 2018-08-24
View Details
Hurley, Delores
Brianna Nicole Polzine
B: 1993-10-28
D: 2018-08-22
View Details
Polzine, Brianna Nicole
Douglas Coursey
B: 1943-11-22
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Coursey, Douglas
Anita Davila
D: 2018-08-18
View Details
Davila, Anita
Glenda Bain
B: 1942-02-15
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Bain, Glenda
Janice Peterson
B: 1945-11-27
D: 2018-08-15
View Details
Peterson, Janice
Judy Gilmore
B: 1948-12-28
D: 2018-08-10
View Details
Gilmore, Judy
Freddie Grant
B: 1942-02-27
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Grant, Freddie
Jonathan Thrasher
B: 1979-05-06
D: 2018-08-03
View Details
Thrasher, Jonathan
Sylvia Najera
B: 1959-09-28
D: 2018-08-01
View Details
Najera, Sylvia
Vey McCleskey
B: 1933-11-16
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
McCleskey, Vey
Jaime Ramos
B: 1963-09-22
D: 2018-07-30
View Details
Ramos, Jaime
Martha Atkinson
B: 1958-07-09
D: 2018-07-30
View Details
Atkinson, Martha
Teddy Carl
B: 1941-03-08
D: 2018-07-22
View Details
Carl, Teddy

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
Elaine Gillespie
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Corley Funeral Home
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Elaine Gillespie (Coley)

Elaine  Gillespie (Coley)
Frances Elaine Coley Gillespie passed away June 27, 2018 at Sundance Memory Care in Cedar Park, TX.

She was born October 5, 1923 in Frost, Texas to Theodore Coley and J Blanche (Brown) Coley.

Soon after graduation from Frost High School, Elaine moved to Corsicana. She attended Hill County Jr. College where she first met Campbell Gillespie, Jr. They married on August 14, 1954 and enjoyed 60 years together until his death on January 31, 2015.

She worked at State National Bank until the birth of their daughter, starting her new career as mother, room mom and cook extraordinaire.

She loved reading, cooking, learning and travel. She learned to read in her grandfather’s lap reading the newspaper which allowed her to start school early. Her love of learning and reading were expressed through her membership in two book clubs; Quintilian and Nineteenth Century, she was frequently in attendance at the Kinsloe House and community programs and participated in supper and bridge clubs as well.

Elaine traveled frequently with Campbell with a special love of England and Ireland, their around the world trip and an Alaskan cruise.

Elaine’s cookbook collection from around the world filled a room! Her love of cooking was only overshadowed by the joy of grandchildren. Cookies were available on all visits! Even in her later years as Alzheimer’s took her short term memories, Elaine loved to share a meal and dessert, feed the ducks and enjoy nature; the beauty of water, clouds and trees were often discussed. Her love of life leaves a legacy of the importance of family, food and fellowship. May we all live as fully.

The family wishes to thank Sundance Memory Care, Cedar Park, Amazing Angels, Angels at Home and Westminster Presbyterian Church for the extra support during Elaine’s final years and our hometown for your current support and love.

She is survived by her children; Cynthia Gillespie Grant and husband Walter Dee Grant, Jr. and Campbell M. Gillespie, III and wife Mary. She leaves a wonderful legacy to her grandchildren; W. Dee Grant, III, Sean Grant, Elyssa Grant Bell, Abbey Gillespie, Shelby Gillespie and Jillian Gillespie and her three great grandchildren with multiple nieces and nephews.

Following a private burial the Memorial Service for Elaine will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Blewitt officiating. The family will have visitation following the service at the church’s parlor.

Memorials may be made to Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery Association, Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Order Flowers

Recently Shared Condolences

Recently Shared Stories

Recently Shared Photos