Mr. John Elwood Chipchase

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Mr. John Elwood Chipchase

November 30, 1961
to
February 19, 2018

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John Elwood Chipchase (11-30-1961)

John Chipchase worked as a paramedic with the Kansas City Fire Department. He passed away in the early morning on February 19th, 2018, after battling abdominal cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, 5 children – Bethany Urbanek, Dana Garten, Joshua Chipchase, Jessie Chipchase and Hannah Dunteman.
2 older brothers – Mark Chipchase and Steve Chipchase. 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents, Dr. Elwood Chipchase and Grace Chipchase, and his two older brothers.

John was a hard worker with a driven attitude. He finished his paramedic certification while also working a full time job, a part time job and providing for 5 young children. He worked as a radio DJ for Calvary 88.5 before being promoted to station manager. When he moved on to his job as a paramedic he discovered that he loved helping people and wanted to pursue a higher level of education. John was one class short of finishing nursing school when he was diagnosed with cancer.

John was a committed follower of Jesus Christ who believed that theology was worthless–unless it changed your life. He believed he was going straight to heaven when he died: not because he deserved heaven (no one does), but because God had led him to turn to Jesus and put his trust in Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection.

John, Chip, or “Paramedic Jesus” as some of his friends called him due to his long hair, attacked life with a cheery (although sometimes sarcastic) attitude. He had an energetic and mischievous sense of humor that led others to like him (and sometimes got him in trouble). He was always willing to help his loved ones with any problem. He taught himself how to fix cars, install plumbing, fix electrical problems, repair appliances, fix computers, and make the best ever Christmas crepes. He was a gifted musician and singer, amateur photographer and beloved father. Although the youngest of his siblings, John strove to be the connecting force between his family – he called his brothers and dad for short chats nearly every day.

John was a loving, attentive husband, dad and “Papa.” Though he is absent from this world, his kindness, acceptance, bravery, faithfulness, endurance and daily love continue to inspire the people who depended on him most.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location:

Red Bridge Baptist

4901 E Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137

Service Details

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at
7:00 PM

Location:

Red Bridge Baptist

4901 E Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137

Interment Details

Interment Type: Private

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500