Andrew Canupp, 81, died in his Independence, MO home on December 26th 2017. Andrew was born July 20, 1936 to Charles and Mable Canupp in Cypress, Illinois. Andrew, was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and David Westerman and Debbie Westerman (children). Andrew leaves behind Dorothy Canupp, his wife of 31 years. Andrew "Poppy's" final wishes were to be home in the "arms of his sweetheart ". Andrew also leaves his sister, Marietta and her husband Robbie Ford, brother, Leonard and his wife Lorraine Canupp. Poppy was a shining example and genuine man of honor to his family; Bruce Canupp (son), Pam Canupp (daughter), Diana (daughter) and her husband, Roger Reyes and Doreen (daughter) and her husband, Joe Kostelac. His many grandchildren share precious memories and received valuable lessons from Poppy: Jennifer Stephens, Mark Thatcher, Jr., April Bennett, Andy Westerman, Antonio LeGrair, Austin Westerman, Shannon Hamill, Jacob, Joseph and Nathan Canupp. There was no such delineation of "step" versus "biological" when it came to family with Poppy. He treated all with respect, love and great care. Poppy's great grand-grandchildren: Jace, Tony, P.J., Landon, Aiden, Sophia, Luna, Zion, Mia, Koda Mae, Eland, A.J. and sweet baby Sorin are lucky to have had such a man in their lives even for a short while. Poppy's smiles were never brighter or bigger than when holding his great grandchildren.
Andrew was a mail carrier for 36 years as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. Andrew added a robust, rich voice to the Kansas City Men's Choir for several years. He also participated in a few performances with the Encore Theater in Independence, Mo. Dorothy and Andrew continued singing with The Senior Singers for several years. The one thing they both missed was the teaching, feeling and music at Gospel Assembly Church, where they both recently returned home to.
There will be a Celebration of Life service at Gospel Assembly Church, 9600 E. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64133, on Saturday, December 30th 2017 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: Gospel Assembly Church 9600 E 47th Street, KCMO 64133 or to Kansas City Hospice, 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy, Suite 200, KCMO 64114
Friend ,Independence ,Missouri
My very deepest sympathy for this family. I feel such a great loss. He was a dear man to me and my family. He would always give me precious stories of my Mother or Dad in childhood years that he remembered. His last conversation with me, he was reminiscing on taking his Mom to my great grandma Cross’s beauty shop. He was always there to give me a hug and a smile. I will feel this loss deeply. He and my Mother both had a kindness and tender heart that is so hard to find. My love and prayers to Dorthy and children. Love you all.
Daughter ,Osage Beach ,Missouri
You will always be in my heart Daddy. Thank you for teaching me about life. I already miss you like CRAZY. Internal LOVE from Daddy's little girl.
Family friend ,Las Vegas ,Nevada
I’m so sorry for your loss. I know Poppy was a wonderful man and you will miss him fiercely!
Be comforted knowing there’s another angel in heaven as well as a glorious reunion with all who went before him! 💜 He earned his place with Jesus!
Nancy & Chuck