Lydia Faye Gillespie, 74, of Rocky Comfort, died February 23 at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett.
Mrs. Gillespie was born March 15, 1934, in Gatewood, the daughter of Leander and Lou Ella McArthur. She was a dairy farmer.
She married Louis Gillespie in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and he survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Elaine Daniel of Monett and Carol Blanton of Exeter; one brother, James McArthur of Arnold; two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Gillespie; one daughter, Theresa Gillespie; three grandchildren, brothers and sisters.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 27, at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, February 26, at the funeral home.