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Kilar Gillispie

d. July 16, 2021

Kilar “Ki-Ki” Rain Gillispie, age 15, passed away the evening of Friday, July

16th, 2021.

Kilar was born in Newton, Kansas on June 22nd, 2006 to her parents Joshua

Gillispie and Cree (Titus) Gillispie.

Kilar entered the world roaring and always made her presence known. Her

family and friends would describe her as a witty, fun, and extremely loving

young lady in over-sized clothes. She often raided her dad’s closet for items

to compliment her wardrobe. Actually, her dad’s clothes were her wardrobe.

There was no denying that she was special. From a young age, she started

writing notes to let her family know how much she cared for them. She was

rarely shy and LOVED to record videos. She was a TikTok queen. Her smile

was contagious and there was no doubt she was beautiful inside and out.

Kilar was gifted in multiple sports, her favorite being soccer. She shared this

passion for soccer with her two older sisters. She was determined with a

competitive spirit. This allowed her to excel at everything that she did. She

was loved by many and will be greatly missed.


Kilar lives on in the memories of her parents Joshua and Cree Gillispie;

sisters, Keila Rae Gillispie and Kenzi Rai Gillispie; paternal great

grandmothers, Audrey (Gillispie) Stucky, Shirley Warkentin, Wanda Shaw;

paternal great grandfather, Louis Potter; maternal great grandfather Gene

Titus; paternal grandparents Bob and Becky (McCann) Gillispie; maternal

grandparents John and Margie (Sandoval) Titus; many aunts, uncles, cousins

and friends.


Kilar was preceded in death by many other loved ones.


Kilar’s love and kindness impacted many. She truly fulfilled her purpose here

on earth. Her family has been deeply moved by countless stories of those

whose lives she has touched. Her light will continue to shine with the organ

donations that will live on in over 50 recipients.


A gathering and visitation will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday July 24, 2021 at Petersen Funeral Home.

A celebration of life will be 6 p.m. at the Wild Prairie Event Center 1610 SE 3rd Newton, Kansas.


Memorials may be made to the Kilar Gillispie Memorial Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home or

Union State Bank

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