E. Radell  Gillespie
E. Radell Gillespie, 89, formerly of Effingham, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with Pastor John Hollis, officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to time of service, Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to Memorial Home Services Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to: 701 North 1st Street, Springfield, IL 62787. (attn: Donations and Giving) Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerfh.com.
Radell was born June 27, 1930, the daughter of Ralph and Cleo Prather. She married James H. Gillespie in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1980. Radell spent most of her life working at several different jobs. She enjoyed music, line dancing and gardening.
Radell is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Camille) Randazzo, son, Kevin (Cindy) Gillespie and adopted granddaughter, Julie (Richard) Wilson. She is also survived by her siblings, James (Tanya) Prather, Ronald (Barb) Prather, Gary (Karen) Prather, Laverne Kruger (companion, Jerry), Betty (Dale) Whitney and Loretta Mecholsky; brother-in-law, John Lewis and sisters-in-law, Ruth Prather and Melba Gillespie; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Kenny Dale and Dean Prather; sisters, Deloris Lewis and Linda Lou Prather; son-in-law, Dale Bergfeld.
Published on September 15, 2019


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2 posts

Sandi Hays Cantwell
Sep 18, 2019
Cheryl. I will never forget your Mom. She always looked so beautiful. You have the same beautiful face and smile. I remember her from us being in High School together, and she was always smiling and happy. I hope your family finds peace with memories during this difficult time.
Kim Cooper
Sep 18, 2019
So very sorry for your loss and please know my prayers are with you and all your family.