Richard L. Sipes

May 23, 1945February 26, 2018

Richard L. Sipes, 72, of Overland Park, KS passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 1st at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. Funeral service will be 11 am on Friday, March 2nd at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel. Graveside service with Military Honors will be 10 am on Monday, March 5th at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas Special Olympics, 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202.

Richard was born on May 23, 1945 in Wellington, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Alexander Sipes and Marie Catherine Sipes. Survivors include his wife, Judy Sipes; daughter, Yvonne Sipes; step-daughter, Patti Knotts; step-sons, Tom Knotts, Chris Knotts and David Doty; brothers, Harold Sipes (Fredella), Vincent Sipes (Violet) and Larry Sipes; sister, Carol Ashley-Stowers (Bill) and cat, Freddie the Freeloader. Condolences may be left online at


  • George Alexander Sipes, Father
  • Marie Catherine (Schmidt) Sipes, Mother
  • Judy D. (Lathrop) Sipes, Wife
  • Yvonne Sipes, Daughter
  • Patti Knotts, Step-Daughter
  • Tom Knotts, Step-Son
  • Chris Knotts, Step-Son
  • David Doty, Step-Son
  • Harold Sipes and his wife, Fredella, Brother
  • Vincent Sipes and his wife, Violet, Brother
  • Larry Sipes, Brother
  • Carol Ashley-Stowers and her husband, Bill, Sister
  • Freddie the Freeloader, Cat

  • Scottie Shires
  • Dave Doty
  • Cooper Doty
  • Ryan Knotts
  • Tom Knotts
  • Tom Krupp


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, March 5, 2018

Richard L. Sipes

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Harry Simpson

March 4, 2018

Rest Richard, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Sassy Smith

March 1, 2018

I feel blessed to have met Richard. He taught me many things but a favorite was learning about the WWII Victory Gardens while tending to his plot at the VFW garden he helped to create years ago. Memories of Richard sharing how he "built" his wife, Judy, a new front porch with beautiful new views as they traveled the US will remain a treasured reminder of the simple joys love and life brings each of us. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow at the loss of such a great individual! Thoughts are with Judy and family!

Dave & Julie Adams

March 1, 2018

So sorry to hear about Dick's passing. We have many good memories of spending time with Dick when he lived in Wichita. Those are the times we will always remember.

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave & Julie Adams