Kilar “Ki-Ki” Rain Gillispie, 15, passed away the evening of Friday, July 16, 2021.
Kilar was born in Newton on June 22, 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 an extremely loving young lady in oversized clothes. She often raided her dad’s closet for items to complement 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 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 were from 3-6 p.m., Saturday, July 24, at Petersen Funeral Home. A celebration of life was at 6 p.m. at the Wild Prairie Event Center, 1610 S.E. Third, Newton.
Memorials may be made to the Kilar Gillispie Memorial Fund, in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.