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Rupp, III, John Christopher

Rupp, III, John Christopher

November 22, 1959 — December 8, 2020

John Christopher "Chris" Rupp, III, 61, of Liberty, MO, peacefully joined his Lord and Savior on December 8, 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Chris was born November 22, 1959, in Chillicothe, MO, the eldest of three children of John C. Rupp, Jr. and Dolores (Meek) Rupp. His father preceded him in death.

Chris grew up in Chillicothe, graduated from high school there, and later received his Bachelor's degree from Drake University. Chris operated J.C. Rupp Agency in Liberty for more than 30 years, serving the insurance needs of countless Liberty and surrounding area residents. He was also a Certified Insurance Counselor.

Chris was a lifelong Catholic and active member of St. James Catholic Church in Liberty. He was also active in his community as a Mason, Shriner, and member of the Knights of Columbus. Chris loved everything outdoors...hunting, fishing, water sports, scuba diving and earned his pilot's license.

Chris married his college sweetheart, Rebecca Gignilliat, on June 9, 1984. They were blessed with three children, Sarah, Christopher and James.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Rebecca; children, Sarah Rupp (Ryan Allen), Christopher Rupp and James Rupp; mother, Dolores Rupp; siblings, Angie Dudman (Pete) and George Rupp (Gina); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, December 16, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. James Catholic School Endowment.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, December 16, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. James Catholic School Endowment.

Rupp, III, John Christopher's Guestbook

Dear Rupp Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I looked up Chris today and I wanted to speak with him about some insurance. I went to Drake with Chris and Rebecca. I had not talked to Chris for a few years. He was a terrific guy and I will always remember his awesome laugh. My sincere condolences. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Allan D Miller

Rebecca, I was sorry to hear of Chris' passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at the bank. He was a cheerful and pleasant person and I know you will miss him dearly. May God comfort you and your family in these difficult days.

Jonni Nuhn

Rebecca and family, Please accept our condolences during the very difficult time. Chris was a wonderful man and a great boss; he will truly be missed. Hugs and prayers for strength and peace.

Angela Merry (Motta) and Marge Motta

To all the Rupp family, we the Sisters of St. Francis join others in expressing our condolences and sympathy to you. Our prayers are there to support you at this time. We know you will miss Chris greatly.

Sr. Kathleen Reichert, OSF

Prayers to Rebecca, family, and office staff from all of us at MRSC.

Dan Holt

Rebecca and family, we are so saddened to hear of Chris' passing. Sending many many prayers of peace and comfort to all.

Teri Juckette Neuroth

Rebecca and family. So sorry. I called on Chris in the agency and considered him a friend. He was an outstanding young man.

Frank Blakemore

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tom and Lynn Noyes

I have fond memories of Chris from Bishop Hogan school.

Linda Holloway Hopkins

Angie- my heart goes out to you and Chris’s family. Chris was such a great guy. He was always happy and smiling, so nice to everyone. Praying for you during this difficult time.

Michele Price Boor

Rebecca, Sara, Christopher & James We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Bill & Sandy Bowring

Rebecca, you have lost a wonderful soulmate. What a good man--so genuine, so kind, so unassuming. May he continue to pray for bless you and yours at this difficult time.

Richard Murphy, SPX

So sorry for your loss. I remember Chris as being such a kind soul. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Derickson Mcwherter

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Chris. I know Rebecca and Chris from college and met his family and friends at their wedding. They were all so kind, as was Chris. Please extend my condolences to all the family. Rebecca, I am thinking of you and praying for you, your children, and family. May God give you peace. Love, Sandie Cornell Marten

Sandra Cornell Marten

we want to express our condolences to Chris's mother, Dolores and his widow, Rebecca, and 3 children. Chris was a great community man that loved his family and spent as much time as he could supporting his children in their endeavors. He was well known in the Liberty area and will be missed by his family and many insurance clients that depended on Chris over many years. Best Wishes. Hazel and Paul Shelton, Chillicothe, MO

hazel and paul shelton

I am so sad to hear of Chris' passing. I was Rebecca's college roommate and knew Chris as a freshman at Drake. He was was a sweet and kind man. Please accept my condolences. Praying for peace and comfort for the Rupp family now and in the weeks to come.

Jennifer (Shafer) Becknell

I still remember the days the two of us cleaned the old ice plant in Chillicothe, what a great kid he was!

Larry Zimmer

We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of Chris. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this time. Chris was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. God Bless you all. Tim and Kathleen Robertson

Tim and Kathleen Robertson

Our hearts are broken. Chris was such a gracious kind man. Always happy to see you at family functions. We are so sorry for your pain. May God wrap his arms around your family. Much love, Rick and Amy Robertson Thrash

Rick and Amy Thrash

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