Karen Lee Gillespie, age 58, of Somerset, KY., passed away on Thursday December 18, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on April 18, 1956 in Woodbury, NJ., to the late Joseph Flynn Sr. and Blanch Alcott Flynn.

Karen was a homemaker, a retiree of FMC of Somerset, KY., and attended St. Mildred’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Blanch Flynn and two brothers, John Flynn and Joseph Flynn Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Gillespie., four daughters, Jessica Gillespie of Louisville, KY., Katherine (Chris) Hisle of Somerset, KY., Christine Gillespie of Somerset, KY., and Shannon Gillespie of Somerset, KY., one brother, Tom (Dianne) Flynn of Glassboro, NJ., three sisters, Judy (Jim) Moran of Audobon, NJ., Faith Fitz (Joseph) Simmons of Glassboro, NJ., Jane (Bob) Mayo of Glendale, Arizona, and three grandchildren, Alexis, Rylee, and Emma.

Private Service for family will be held on Tuesday December 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Autism Speaks in C/O of Southern Oaks Funeral Home 2110 West Hwy 914 Somerset, KY 42503.

Condolences can be sent to our website at www.southernoaksfuneralhome.com

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.