Aug 22, 1959---Jun 08, 2024

Kelly Dean Bishop, age 64, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on June 8, 2024, from a long illness of Colon Cancer.  Kelly was born August 22, 1959, to Jessie and Thelma Wall in San Antonio, Texas.  He was adopted by Ray Bishop after his marriage to Thelma Bishop in 1962 and was raised by his parents in a Christian home.  Kelly is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Debbie Sanders Bishop, siblings Chuck Bishop (Cherrie) Sequim, Washington, Mark Bishop (Sharon) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Susan Bishop of Axtell, Kansas, and Eric Bishop (Kim) of Kansas City, Kansas.  He has many nieces and nephews that remember his funny antics. 


Kelly graduated from Prairie Christian High School, in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, in 1977.  Upon graduation he attended Highland Community College and later transferred to McPherson College. In 1980, he moved to Arlington, Texas where he attended college at Tarrant County Community College and then followed his passion as an Electronic Security Engineer.  Kelly was active in Gideons International, through which he shared his love for Christ as a prison chaplain.  After returning to the Kansas City area in 2011, he continued the Gideons ministry.  Additionally, he was active at the American Legion, # 370, in Overland Park, KS.  He volunteered at bingo night and attended the Wednesday morning Seniors coffee and doughnuts, while his health allowed. 


In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to be sent to the American Legion Post #370, 7500 W, 75th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66204 or the Axtell Covenant Church, 1491 27th Road, Axtell, Kansas, 66403.  A service will be held at the American Legion Post #370, 7500 W. 75th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66204, on June 29th at 1:00 p.m. Crossroads Hospice Chaplain, Clark Smith, will officiate.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Axtell Covenant Cemetery, Axtell, Kansas.


Arrangements entrusted to Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, Kansas.


Tim Cash Jun 09, 2024

Colleague of Debbie at work ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Please accept my sincere condolences. Respectfully, Tim Cash

Mina Jun 09, 2024

Friend ,Overland park ,Kansas

Dear Ms. Debbiie, Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear husband Mr. Kelly Dean Bishop. He will always live on in our hearts. Sharing my heartfelt condolences and Sending you my love at this difficult time. Please Know that you’re always in our thoughts and prayers. Love Mina.

Haleh Taghavi Jun 09, 2024

Colleague and friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Dear Debbie- My condolences to you and your family. I’m thinking of you during this difficult time and hoping that your memories of Kelly will comfort you. Hugs and prayers from me and my family.

Alec Taghavi Jun 09, 2024

Colleague and friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Dearest Debbie, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your husband. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow you must be feeling right now. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your husband was truly a remarkable man, and you were a devoted and caring wife to him. I hope that you find comfort and strength in the memories you shared together. Sending you all my love and heartfelt condolences. Alec

Brad Jenkins Jun 09, 2024

Friend ,Sedalia ,Missouri

I am so sorry for your loss. Our families thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family Debbie as you go through this difficult time. -Brad and Bradyn Jenkins

Randy Stewart Jun 10, 2024

Friend ,Raymore ,Missouri

Sorry for your loss. You fought the good fight. I hope you will find some for stillness; it heals the heart.

Kim Felsen Jun 10, 2024

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

To one of the strongest and inspiring women I know- My deepest and sincere wishes that the Lord cover you with grace, peace and comfort and that His shining face be upon you now and the rest of the days of your young life. Stay strong and know that you have impacted me and many, many others with the lives you touch. He was a lucky man to have you and you did a wonderful job taking care of him. May he rest in peace.

Maylene Jun 10, 2024

Friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Debbie and family, may you feel God's care in the loss of your loved one. My deepest condolences, love you friend.

Petra press Jun 10, 2024

Friend ,Poplar bluff ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss Kelly will be missed. My heart go out to you lots of prayers.

Robyn Smith Jun 10, 2024

Caregiver ,Lansing ,Kansas

Miss Debbi, you are truly an amazing wife! You stood beside him every step of the way for 33 years! My heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for allowing me to help nurse and labor Mr. Bishop through his End of life journey. While we only knew each other a short while you helped make it feel like forever! I thank you for your generosity, your hospitality in making myself and all of CRH team mates feel comfortable in such a time we are to comfort you and Mr. Bishop! There was no other place I’d rather be than to be right there with you guys through this part of your guys journey together. Thank you, Thank you , Thank you .

Jamilah Watkins Jun 11, 2024

Colleague and Friend of Debbie ,Olathe ,Kansas

Dear Debbie, Sending my condolences to you and the rest of your family during this time of bereavement. You were an amazing wife and person, praying the good memories give you comfort during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayer! Love, Jamilah

Zakir Imam Jun 11, 2024

Co-worker of Debbie Bishop ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Debbie, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband Kelly! Please know that I am here for you during this difficult time!

Tifani & Brad D'Angelo Jun 11, 2024

Dear Debbie, Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time. Deepest condolences to you and Kelly's family. We're here if you need anything.

Diane Greif Jun 11, 2024

Friend of Debbie ,Dallas ,Texas

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Kelly is now resting in peace. Love you always Debbie! Diane Greif

Kathy Smith Jun 12, 2024

Friend ,Holton ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear about this. Sending hugs and prayers...

Shannan Hallan Jun 14, 2024

Friend ,Sachse ,Texas

Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you.

Jack boyle Jun 16, 2024

Freind ,Frankfort ,Kansas

Rest in peace my friend


Memorial Service
American Legion Post #370
7500 W. 75th Street
Overland Park
Zip Code:
Jun 29, 2024
1:00 PM
Google Map: