Kathryn “Ann” Gillaspie

Kathryn “Ann” Gillaspie

September 6, 1952 – June 12, 2019

Age 66.  Ann was born on September 6, 1952 in Omaha, NE to parents, Robert E. and Kathryn H. (Hanley) Gillaspie.  She died peacefully from her courageous battle with brain cancer on June 12, 2019.

Ann graduated from the University of Nebraska and was a huge Husker fan.  She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority.  She began her career as a teacher at Bellevue East High School and worked many years for Physicians Mutual, Zurich Insurance, and until last February, for the Nebraska Business Development Center and Methodist EAP.  Ann also taught at Bellevue University and was a substitute teacher for Omaha Public Schools.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her partner of 25 years and wife for three of those years, Linda S. Shepard; her brother, Thomas J. Gillaspie (Pam) of Lincoln, NE; niece, Megan Gillaspie Peters and nephew, Trevelyn Gillaspie, both of Phoenix, AZ; grandnieces, Ivy Peters and Tamara Gillaspie; grandnephew, Tanner Gillaspie; and her beloved schnauzers, Abby and Lucy.  Ann will be truly missed by family and friends who knew and loved her dearly.

No formal services.  A celebration of Ann’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Nebraska Humane Society or Omaha Food Bank in care of the mortuary.



  • Penni Urbach Posted June 13, 2019 2:50 pm

    Ann will be missed! I will always remember the good times at Husker games in college and going to the lake house to ski. Love to my brother-in-law Tom and family, My best to Linda.

  • Janice Jillson Posted June 13, 2019 11:46 pm

    We will always remember great times at Ann’s and Linda’s home. They were the best hosts and very generous, kind friends. Annie, you have helped and taught many people who will benefit from your wisdom. We will miss you always. Peace and love to Ann’s wife Linda and family.

  • Terry and Toni Diel Posted June 14, 2019 10:57 am

    So very sorry to learn of your loss. Always loved talking with Ann; she will be missed.

  • Pam Hege Posted June 15, 2019 6:32 am

    Ms. G impacted my life from the first moment I stepped into her classroom as a sophomore in high school. She was an incredible mentor and friend. Thoughts with you, Linda. I’m so glad she found you and lived her life as herself.

  • Amy Wagner Posted June 20, 2019 9:34 am

    I am so sad to hear of Ann’s passing. I really enjoyed the years we worked together at Zurich. I am thankful I had the opportunity to get to know Ann. I looked forward to chatting with her everyday at work. I enjoyed hearing her stories about time at the cabin with family, Husker games, drinks by the pool, and her dogs. Linda, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs to all!!

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