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Merrill K. Bupp

September 10, 1932March 18, 2020

Merrill K Bupp, age 87, of Wichita, Kansas went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday March 18, 2020. Merrill was born September 10, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Merrill was very active in the children's theater and other groups throughout the city of Wichita for many years. He directed many productions in many churches in various cities. Merrill graduated from Wichita High School North in 1950.

Merrill is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Alpha Bupp; brothers, Jack Bupp, Donald Bupp, and Jerry Bupp; sisters, Doris Wage and Wanda Beets; and grandchild, Tara Bupp.

Merrill is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Bupp; daughter, Kathy (Albert) Thompson; son, Kevin (Diane) Bupp; grandchildren, Brandon (Melissa) Thompson, Carissa Thompson, Trevor (Tina) Bupp, Amy (Jason) Nusser, James (Mandy) Toporek, Sean Toporek, and David Toporek; and great grandchildren, Rhaylynn Thompson, Emaleigh Thompson, Landyn Thompson, Bradyn Scott, Alexis Scott, Remi Bupp, Rayden Rose Bupp, and Oliver Nusser.

Memorial donations in Merrill's name can be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S Market St, Wichita, KS 67202.

A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later date.


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Harry Simpson

March 22, 2020

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

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Melissa Roberts

March 21, 2020

I have a million memories of Merrill and his family. My favorite one was in the mid 70's, he played my father in a movie and I was to fake spilling milk. On the last take, I actually did. All over Merrill. After the scene, I thought he would be furious. He busted out laughing his deep, famous belly laugh and I knew I was safe and loved. God has gained an angel.