Kip Allen Church

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kip Allen Church, 51, of Cassville, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was born on Dec. 30, 1963, in St. Albans, Ver., son of Allen and Carol (Levick) Church. He attended Cassville High School and was very athletic, coaching with Jim Luney, and Ty Brown for the Cassville Little League softball team for years. Kip was a life-long resident of Barry County where he worked as a fiber-optic cable inspector. On June 7, 2014, he was united in marriage to Lynn Gaches; she survives.

Additional survivors include: his mother, Carol Baughman, of Cassville; their three sons, Jeremey Gatewood, Kip Jr., and Russell Clancy, all of Cassville; their three daughters, Rachel Hall, Stephanie Gaches and her fiance, Brad Lester, and Miranda Gaches, all of Cassville; two brothers, Almond Church, of Berkshire, Ver., and Billy Lomax, of Exeter; five sisters, Madonna Sparks, of Cassville, Debbie Davidson, of Groton, Ver., Jackie Richer, of Colchester, Ver., Gloria Sweet, of Sheldon, Ver., and June White, of St. Albans, Ver.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death in by his father, Allen Church, on June 19, 2014.

Funeral services were held May 22, at the White Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Doyle Russell officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and entrusted to the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.