Elaine A. Birckbichler
Elaine A. Gillespie Birckbichler, 53, of Karns City died at 7:53 p.m. Friday at her home after a long illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1952, in Butler, she was the daughter of Glenna Grazier Barger and the late Ray Gillespie.
She enjoyed gardening, especially flower gardens. She also was skilled with her computer.
Surviving are her husband, Richard C. Birckbichler; a daughter, Amber Birckbichler at home; three sons, Theodore Birckbichler of Huey, Clarion County, Douglas Birckbichler of Clairton and Raymond Birckbichler of New Castle; a stepdaughter, Tammy LaBonte of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.
She also is survived by her mother of Dutch Hill; two sisters, Susan VanKirk of Tampa and Peggy Powell of Bela, Clarion County; two brothers, Thomas Gillespie of Dutch Hill and Elden Gillespie of Columbia, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, William P. Birckbichler, who died Feb. 27, 2003.
BIRCKBICHLER - Funeral services and burial for Elaine A. Gillespie Birckbichler, who died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Eau Claire.