Harrison Thomas Rupp, July 23, 2001 – April 10, 2017, was born in Overland Park, KS to Megan Clem of Mission Woods, KS and Seth Rupp of Lenexa, KS. Harrison was a freshman at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO.
Harrison, who lettered in both varsity swimming and hockey as a freshman, was an admired team player both on and off the field. He enjoyed playing against his childhood friends in a variety of sports. A friend recently described him as “so nice about it” after he lost a tennis match to Harrison – a true testament to his character. Harrison’s kindness radiated to everyone who knew him.
Beyond athletics, Harrison enjoyed being with his many friends – especially at The Carriage Club, where he spent his summers swimming and his winters playing hockey, traveling, playing Xbox, and being an amazing son, brother and friend.
Harrison was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ed and Carol Clem, and his paternal aunt, Holly Rupp Flannagan. He is survived by his parents, Megan Clem and Seth Rupp; his stepparents Jeff Lynch and Elizabeth Said; his little sister Claire Rupp and siblings Morgan, Sammy, Hannah, Maci and Halli Said and Alex and Kaitlyn Lynch; his grandparents Terry and Sandy Rupp and Leonard and Carol Lynch; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Harrison will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was caring, bold, intelligent, competitive, and quick-witted. Harrison and his infectious smile will forever hold a place in our hearts.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Visitation Church, 5141 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. A reception will follow at The Carriage Club, 5301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64112.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrison Thomas Rupp Memorial Fund to support youth suffering from anxiety and depression.
Rockhurst High School
Harrison Thomas Rupp Memorial Fund
9301 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
I’m so terribly saddened by your loss. May the God of all comfort, comfort you.
Harrison was a shining star whose light burned bright, but too short. We are thankful for the love that he leaves behind. Blessings and peace to the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Harrison was loved by all who knew him and he will be dearly missed and always in our hearts.
Our deepest condolences for such a horrific loss of Harrison – a beautiful son, a loving brother, and an inspiring friend. Harrison and each of you are in our prayers.
My very dear Megan: I am saddened beyond words. We love you and always have since we were children together. The Donnelly Family.
Your Parents and My Parents welcome him in Heaven.
Condolences my friends.
I am so sad for this news.Harrison was an intelliigent, polite, funny and caring student. I was so lucky to accompany his class last year to Minnesota for Spanish camp. He was always so respectful and witty! I am very sorry for your loss. And I will always remember his bright eyes and beautiful smile.
I am so sad for this news.Harrison was an intelligent, polite, funny and caring student. I was so lucky to accompany his class last year to Minnesota for Spanish camp. He was always so respectful and witty! I am very sorry for your loss. And I will always remember his bright eyes and beautiful smile.
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family in these difficult times. The Jager’s
Seth and Megan, I am so terribly sorry for you both and the loss of such an amazing boy. Although I never knew Harrison, I wish I did…I know you both and I know how wonderful you both are as people and parents. I cant imagine the grief you are experiencing and I wish there was something I could do. God Bless you both and please know I am going to talk to my 3 children about this horrible tragedy and perhaps we can become better together as a result. I know Harrison and you both would want that. I hope someday you will both find peace. JROB
God Bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless all of you. May God rest and bless his beautiful soul.
Thoughts and prayers,
Our love to all of you during this time. Harrison was always so kind to Reilly and was such a wonderful friend. He will forever be in our hearts.
We will always remember Harrison. He had that precious baby laugh that captured Cate’s heart. And, he grew into a wonderful young man. Megan, Seth and Claire – we hold you close!
Sending our prayers and love.
Megan, I am so sorry for your loss. Stolen way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. may his memory be eternal!
Please accept my sincere condolences. I am very much touched by your loss and am praying for your strength.
Our world has lost a shining star. He is missed by all of those whose lives he touched — and there are many. My deepest sympathies to you and your families.
My heart goes out to the whole Rupp family. You are in our prayers.
God of Mercy, hear our cry.
Harrison was a talented athlete , a precious gift and a beloved son. I pray for comfort and peace that only comes from the Lord.
I’m so sorry. We’ve been praying for you all. Rest In Peace Harrison. May perpetual light shine upon him.
Megan, There are no words to express the sadness about this. I hope you will reflect on the happy times & what this might become as a teaching moment to other youngsters. My prayers to you & your family.
As a Jesuit who taught at Rockhurst (2006-12), please know of my prayers for Harrison and your family. I will offer a memorial Mass here in NYC.
Lifting you and your family up in prayers. Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Our hearts are heavy. Wishing you peace and healing.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Megan my heart breaks for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers that you find strength to see you through this. So very sorry what a handsome and special young man.
Heartbroken for your loss.
I am so sorry for the terrible loss of your son, your brother and your friend. I pray that you are able to find some peace knowing that Harrison is surrounded in heaven by many loved ones.
My deepest condolences Megan, to you and your family. No words can cure the pain you must be living. I am so so sorry. My heart goes out to you, your daughter and his father. Sending you much love and courage during this extremely hard time. I am so very sorry.
i am sorry for your loss, I can just imagine what kind of man he would have been. God bless your family during this time.
Keeping your family close in thought and praying for comfort and peace in your heart.
You will be in our daily thoughts and prayers as you go through this pain and grieving.
My heartfelt condolences extend to all.
We are praying for you and your family. My son Jackson had a class and sat by Harrison and thought he was a great guy! We are so saddened by your loss and pray for peace and comfort.
The Williams Family
Izabelle and I are deeply saddened by your loss. We will keep your entire family in our thoughts and prayers for the days and weeks and months to come. I wish there was something more we could do for you all. Izabelle has fond memories of spending 1st thru 3rd grades with Harrison, and is thankful for their friendship. We send you our love. ~Sarah
Our condolences as Aunt to Tabor – his class and swimteam mate – he will be missed.
Condolences my friend