Rose Marie Nesbitt, age 81, of Edinboro, died Monday, October 22, 2012 at Edinboro Manor. She was born in Wesleyville on February 4, 1931, but lived most of her life in McKean and Edinboro. Her parents were the late Samuel Hunter Gillespie and Helen B. Barthelmes Gillespie.
Rose Marie was primarily a homemaker who enjoyed her years of raising her children and taking care of her family. She eventually was able to put her skills as a baker to use, and for several years, was employed as the head baker at Edinboro University. Many would agree that she was very gifted at cooking, baking, and being a terrific grandma, a job that she enjoyed most.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Edinboro and it’s Altar and Rosary Society, and she was active in the Cursillo Movement.
Preceding her in death was a grandson, Shawn Kuffer; a sister, Genevieve Kubasik; and a brother, Richard Gillespie.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, William E. Nesbitt, whom she married August 3, 1950; and six children– Nancy Wehner and husband Charles of Edinboro, Sheryl Jones and husband Jerry of Lawrenceburg, IN, Judith Kellogg of Edinboro, Robert Nesbitt and wife Ilse of Edinboro, Jeffrey Nesbitt and wife Suanne of Edinboro, and Reva Vanderveen of Meadville and her companion Doug Turner. Other family members include 19 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and her brother, Jack Gillespie and his wife Janet of Louisville, KY.
Friends are invited to call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Msgr. William Sutherland of Our Lady of the Lake Parish. Interment will be in Edinboro Cemetery.