Kip LeRoy Muirhead
Kip LeRoy Muirhead, entered this world on September 18, 1953 in Oberlin, Kansas, oldest son of LeRoy and Shirley Muirhead. He grew up in Oberlin, later welcoming a sister, Kim and brother, Allen.
The family moved to Leoti, Kansas in 1966. In 1969, Kip married DeAnne Nichol, welcoming a son Michael and daughter Rita. This marriage unfortunately ended in divorce. In 1990, Michael was in a fatal accident in Satanta, Kansas.
In 1983, Kip married C. Jean Heathers and to this union two daughters were born, Heather and Sally and one granddaughter, Kelly.
Later Kim met Jun Tang, and brought her from China, marrying her in 2005. In 2009, Angela Tang Muirhead was born to Kip and Jun.
Kip worked for several years as a fuel semi driver before cancer struck. He fought so hard and did beat it for 4 years, before it struck again. This time it was unbeatable, even though he fought it with every breath to stay and take care of us.
Kip left this earthly Life on Saturday, March 9, 2013 to live in God's Kingdom leaving his wonderful and loving wife Jun, his daughters Rita, Heather, Sally and Angela; granddaughters Saraha, Bethany , Kelly and grandson Zeb; brother Allen and sister Kim (Ron Miller); mother Shirley Muirhead and Jun's family in China. Also nephew Brent and nieces Misty, Katie and Abby.
Kip was preceded in death by his son Michael, grandson Zac, granddaughter Jesse and his father LeRoy.
Kip will be greatly missed by family and friends.
There will be no viewing or services as per Kip's wishes, he was cremated. A memorial will be established for Angela's education. Memorials and condolences may be sent to 719 2nd Avenue, Bayard, NE. 69334.
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