Margaret E. Gillaspie, age 83, passed away April 13, 2017 at Twin Rivers Health and Rehab. Margaret was born April 1, 1934 in Clark County to Neil and Joanna Page Gillaspie.
She called Arkadelphia home. Margaret was a proud Ouachita graduate and alumni of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, having a Masters in History and a Masters in Religious Education. Margaret was a member of Civitan, a member of Business Professional Women’s Association (BPWA), and was the Executive Director of WMU for the Southern Baptist Convention of Indiana. Throughout her ministry, she met and touched the lives of many.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Anna B. Hicks. She is survived by her cousins, Jean Scott of Benton, Evelyn Freibolt of Arkadelphia, Mary Traywick of Pearcy, George Page of SierraVista, Ariz., her protégée Darla Bailey of Louisville, Ky.; a world of friends, many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at Ruggles Wilcox Chapel at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, with Will Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Pallbearers are David Sanders, Tommy Traywick, Jay Freibolt and John Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Robert Dorman, Terry and Kyle Traywick and the staff of Twin Rivers Healthcare.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church (Arms Around Arkadelphia Fund), 701 Pine Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 and Margaret Gillaspie’s Endowment Fund at or or 7805 State Rd. 39, Martinsville IN 46151. Sign online guest book at