In Memory of

Andrew “Andy” J. Clapp

July 20, 1972 - December 27, 2023


Andrew “Andy” John Clapp, 51, of Independence, MO went home to be with his Savior on December 27, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rachel Clapp, and 5 children, Alyssa, Nathan, Joshua, Julia, and Caleb. Visitation will be held on January 4, 2024, at the Langsford Funeral Home (115 SW 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the family’s church, Fellowship Church of Greenwood (1601 W Main St, Greenwood, MO 64034), on January 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Andy was born on July 20, 1972, in Appleton, WI. He attended Northland Baptist Bible College from 1991 – 1996. He graduated with a degree in Bible/Missions. Northland College was where Andy met his wife, Rachel. They were married on May 16, 1998, and eventually made their home in Independence, MO. They were blessed with 5 children. Being a father and husband was one of the great joys of Andy’s life. Andy went on to earn a Master’s of Divinity degree from Heart of America Seminary. He was always very involved in his church and worked in various ministries, as well as serving as a deacon. Outside his family and the Lord, Andy’s passions were music and sports. He loved watching his daughters play flute and violin. And he loved listening to music – especially Phil Wickham. As a life-long Michigan fan and a KC Chiefs fan, Andy loved watching games and cheering on teams (except when the game was too stressful to watch). He also loved watching his kids play various sports throughout their lives including basketball, volleyball, baseball and football. Andy also loved the family dog, Mocha, and looked forward to Christmas, winter snow, peppermint hot chocolate, and his favorite dish lasagna. Andy was always smiling and up for a good laugh. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Above everything, Andy loved the Lord Jesus and trusted in Him as his personal Savior. He shared this love with his family and friends and strived to live out a godly example for them all. His favorite Bible story was from the book of Nehemiah, which is the story of how one man can have significant impact on a nation. God saw Nehemiah’s work and blessed him. God can use anyone to do great things. Andy was on earth for a short time but was influential in the lives of those who knew him – all through God’s help and blessing. Andy’s memory will continue to be honored in his wife, Rachel; children, Alyssa, Nathan, Joshua, Julia and Caleb; parents, John and Carol Clapp; brother, Danny (Thea) and family; parent-in-laws, John and Theresa Wiseman; brother-in-law, Sean (Danna) Wiseman and family; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and family members, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andy’s memory to the Fellowship Church Missions ministry. can also view the funeral at the following link:

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this challenging time.
Andy was an incredible person, and his presence will be deeply missed. Please accept my deepest sympathies. My thoughts are with you and your family during this heartbreaking time.

With heartfelt condolences,

Kimberly Haddad

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you and the kids Rachel! It seems like it’s been forever since we lived next door to each other. I consider myself blessed that I got to know you all!

The Clapp Family:
Praying for the family during this time that God would give strength and peace.
May memories encourage you to hold fast in the Lord.
God is near to the brokehearted.

Andy’s parents went to college with my parents, and then Andy and I ended up at Northland at the same time. We are praying for his loved ones.

My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. I worked with Andy for many years and I will miss him. May his memory be a blessing to you.

My sincere condolences to Andy’s entire family. I had the privilege to work with him over the last 4 years. Andy was a good man and work colleague. I miss our daily banter at the office. He always had a kind word for everyone. Jeffrey Stoll

So thankful for Andy’s example of love for his family and his Lord. Andy’s testimony of faithfulness will continue to live on for all of us

Dear Rachel and Family, we will miss Andy. You and your family have been a wonderful Christian testimony. Beverly and Harlan Klukow.

Andy will be missed by a lot of people and friends form the cave. He was like a little brother to me we had fun in Retirement at the cave with Debbie Brown how make work. Andy will be remembered as a friend of me and Wayne.

Our family expresses our heartfelt grief as we walk through this journey with your family. We are encouraged to see your complete trust in God as you have said goodbye to the dearest on earth to you. May the God of all comfort settle your hearts and give you an incredible peace that passes all understanding.

To Andy’s family my heartfelt condolences for their loss. We will see Andy again at the resurrection. May the Angel of the Lord keep watch over his wife and children until they are reunited again.
Much love in Christ Jesus.
Ester Sirkel and family.

To the Clapp Family my thoughts and prayers are with you through this challenging time. Andy will be deeply missed he was a great person always had a positive attitude about everything. He was a great boss. RIP Andy

I knew Andy from work. He was always helpful and kind to everyone. My prayers and thoughts go out to you his family.

All the family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories of Andy bring you comfort. I can still see his big smile sitting in front of me at a basketball game. Hugs to you all, Rachel, Alyssa, Nathan, Josh, Julia and Caleb.

Andy was a great individual. I worked with Andy a short period of time but he always had great energy around him. He was funny and such a kind person. My heart goes out to his wife, all of his five children, and the rest of his family. He will be missed greatly!

My heartfelt condolences and prayers,. I worked with Andy at the Cave for many years. I always called him by the nickname I gave him “Dandy” because that is what he was a Dandy of guy. Will miss his great Smile.
Amy Curtis

I am so sorry for your loss. Andy was a spectacular person, friend and co-worker. Andy and I started working together around the same time and had a lot of laughs. Andy was loved by so many people at work. He is greatly missed. Work will never be the same. He was taken from this earth at such an early age. May God Bless Rachel and family in this very difficult time.

Andy, I look forward to meeting you on this great morning of the resurrection of the saints of all ages, on this long-awaited day when the dead in Christ shall rise first to meet our Lord in the clouds; and those who will be alive shall be caught up to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus-Christ in the air. And together we will be with our Lord Jesus-Christ forever (I Thessalonians 4:13-17). May our Lord’s angels watch over your family, dear brother!

We are so very sorry for your great loss. We love you and will continue to pray for your family.

Dear Clapp Family,
I am praying for all of you and that you can experience God’s comfort and peace. During the short time I knew Andy, I could tell that he loved the Lord and his family very much. He was so sweet and is deeply missed by many! Prayers for the Clapp family.

Renae Passe

Thankful for your faith and trust in our Lord through this very difficult time! Isaiah 26:3-4 are two verses in time of loss and testing that have ministered to me! May the Lord show Himself strong on your behalf and His precious presence be your comfort.

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss! Andy was a great person. I worked with him at the cave for a little bit and he was always very kind and joyful. He will be very much missed! My family and I are sending continued prayers for you guys.

On behalf of your Handball buddies, we offer our heartfelt condolances and prayers for your son Andy. May he enjoy the fellowship and conversation with all the saints. Tom Powell, Bob Waldo, Pat Donohue,Lee Fish and Tom Borengasser.

We were saddened to hear of Andy’s passing.
Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Thankful for the legacy of faithfulness, the life of service, the love of my friend who was faithful to his wife, his children, his family, and friends, but most importantly to his God, His Savior, Jesus Christ! Praying for all of you. What a beautiful service. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to contribute and be there in a sense with my reflections on his impact on my life. He truly was one of the best roommates I ever had! Love to you, Rachel, kids, John, Carol, and Danny! Praying that Andy’s testimony will continue to touch lives for eternity and God will use, as has been so well said, “his story for God’s glory!”

I am so sorry for your loss.Im a friend from high school.CLBA.
Andy was always kind with a big smile and a friend to all.Your all in my prayers.Amy

Just were notified of the home going of Andy. Enjoyed the time the Clapp family ministered at our school and church. I will always remember Andy’s smile. Will be praying for comfort for the Clapp family during this difficult time. “Sheltered in the Arms of God”
Stan and Suzanne Krogman

I was at Northland 1995-1998. Always appreciated the warmth and kind gesture towards my wife and I. It was impactful because as foreign students we were far from home and culture. Truly in Christ, we have a common love and bond. Our paths do not always cross, but when they do, I can’t help but said “that’s a fine young man in Christ.” Our hearts ache for the family but comforted that the day will surely come when Christ our Lord calls us to meet Him in the air. That’ll be wonderful reunion for all. May our Lord wraps His loving arms around the Clapp family to comfort them; speaks words of hope through His Word to all. With love & prayers.


Thursday, January 4, 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, January 5, 2024
11:00 AM
Fellowship Church
1601 W. Main Street
Greenwood, MO 64034