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Kilar Gillispie

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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39 thoughts on “Kilar Gillispie

  1. Cree, Josh and Family,

    Our hearts are broken for you. We will keep you all in our prayers!!

  2. Cree, Josh & Family,

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your daughter. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.

  3. Josh and family, words can’t begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. We are praying for all of you for strength in the coming days.

  4. Josh, Cree and family,
    Our hearts are sadden for your loss. May those special memories of Kilar help you through your sorrow. Praying for you and all your family!

  5. Josh and family, in distant AZ I received the news of your tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter/sister. Praying for you during this difficult time. God Bless.

  6. Josh and family,
    My heart is breaking for your loss. I pray for God’s arms to hold you tight and comfort you. The memories you have are truly precious.

  7. Josh,Cree and families
    We are so heartbroken for
    loss. Kiler is with angels in heaven. Just like the she was here earth. Lord be with all of you. Prayers

  8. Such unimaginable sorrow.
    You all are constantly on my mind. Continued thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  9. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Love and hugs.
    Art & Babe ( Sandoval) Ramirez.
    San Antonio, Texas

  10. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Love and hugs.
    Art & Babe ( Sandoval) Ramirez.

  11. My heart is with you guys in this hard time. May she live on in your hearts and souls forever!

  12. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. May God hold you tight through this unbearably difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all!

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during the days weeks and months to follow during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you all in his infinite arms of love.

  14. We pray for peace and comfort for your family in the days to come and always. Such an amazing tribute for a beautiful soul. May her light shine brightest in the midst of your sorrow.

  15. I was one of Kilar’s teachers this year. I was struck by what a hard worker she was and her determination. I am deeply saddened for you and am praying for your family.

  16. We did not have the privilege to know Kilar personally, but know what great people Josh and Cree are. Kilar must have been an amazing person. Our heart goes out to your family.

  17. I am so very sorry to see this news. My heart breaks for you.
    Sincere condolences for all of your family. Cindy McAnulty

  18. My heart goes out to the families. I pray that the memories of your angel give you peace and strength. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  19. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Sincere condolences to all of your family.

  20. My thoughts and prayers go out too all of you sincere condolences to all of your family.

  21. My deepest condolence. My heart extremely hurts for you all. Grieving it is so terribly hard. May Our Lord wrap his arms around each and everyone of you during this difficult time

  22. So sorry for your loss Josh and Cree, I wish I could be there Saturday. I will keep your family in my prayers everyday. I know it’s a long road to recovery.

  23. Josh , Cree & family our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    May God give you comfort with your many memories. So very sorry!

  24. I will never forget her peeking her head in my door on a daily basis to see how I was doing. She didn’t have me as a class at the time so she was just checking in on me. She would say how are you doing? But wasn’t her just making talk she truly cared and wanted to know. She will always have a special place in my heart. My sincerest condolences.

  25. We are so sad that as parents and sisters you have lost Kilar from your days and your dreams for her. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers for strength even as you celebrate how wonderful she was!

  26. Josh, Cree and family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you. May you be comforted by your precious memories.

  27. Josh, Cree and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  28. Cree, Josh, & Family,
    My family’s sincere condolences for the loss of your Beautiful Kilar!
    Prayers for God’s Comfort, Strength, & Peace!!!!

  29. We are So very sorry for your loss. Our heart aches for you all. We pray that you find Comfort. Our thoughts and prayers with you all.

  30. Josh, Cree, and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We are heartbroken by your loss of your beautiful daughter, Kilar. There are no words that can comfort you, but we pray that you can somehow find comfort in your precious memories.

  31. Josh, Cree and family,
    We are very for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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