Obituary photo of Jeffrey Holsapple, Olathe-KS
In Loving Memory of

Jeffrey Todd Holsapple

1964 - 2022
Obituary photo of Jeffrey Holsapple, Olathe-KS
In Loving Memory of

Jeffrey Todd Holsapple

1964 - 2022
Penwell-Gabel - Funeral Home (913-768-6777) is assisting the family
Jeffrey Todd Holsapple, 57, passed away unexpectedly on May 6th in Olathe Kansas.

He was born November 5, 1964 in Seneca, Kansas to Larry “Hoss” and Mary Ann Holsapple where he grew up with the greatest group of friends whom he stayed close to even after moving away upon high school graduation from Nemaha Valley High school in 1983. Attending Kansas State University, Manhattan Area Technical College and the University of Northern Colorado he graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance-Real Estate degree. He enjoyed frequent visits to Seneca to help Hoss with the various projects they were always working on and of course getting spoiled by Mary Ann. Jeff always looked forward to his nightly calls to hash out the day’s events with his Dad and catch up on the goings on in Seneca.

Jeff was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoying seats at the Kansas Speedway since opening day in 2001 and experiencing several different races around the country over the years. He was always cheering on his beloved Kansas State Wildcats, Kansas City Chiefs and of course the Royals. He loved going to many K-State games and occasional bowl games with his sister Julie Bryant and brother-in-law Bob, anyone that knew Jeff would most likely see him in K-State purple on any given day. Jeff enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting or fishing, and was lucky enough to enjoy many hunts in Colorado and Canada with Bob. He especially enjoyed spending time with his nephews Hayden and Holden Bryant, whether hunting or when either of them decided to head to Kansas City to spend some quality time with their Uncle Jeff, which was frequent during their years at K-State. Jeff was also the best bonus Dad ever to his step-daughter Brie Maitland, her life was changed forever when he married her mother Judy on October 20, 2001. He was the best “Papa’ to his granddaughter Izlee, they would snuggle up when she visited, watching sports, racing, or cooking shows when she asked and usually got her way. He also shared a love of classic cars with his step-son Eric Pierce and wife Cynthia.

Jeff came to the Johnson County Appraiser’s office in 1993 after working for the Division of Property Valuation on its total state revaluation of real property and stayed for 30 years. Along the way he earned his Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE), International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and his Registered Mass Appraiser designation from the State of Kansas. After earning his designations he became an active volunteer in IAAO, giving both his time and knowledge to help grow the profession he loved. Having served on many IAAO committees, most recent being Research and Standards Committee for 2020-2021, Jeff was also a member of the Kansas City Chapter of IAAO which he served as President for 2010-2011 and as the Kansas Director for 2006-2008. As Assistant County Appraiser he was an individual you could count on and gained a reputation as a person who would get things done, earning the respect of other appraisers not only in Kansas, but across the nation. His loss will create a hole in the profession that will not be easily recovered from. He served as a mentor for numerous jurisdictions through IAAO and Team Consulting, whether they were seeking recognition for their work or just had a question they needed answered, he was the one to come to. While this loss is felt across the country, it is especially profound for the Johnson County Appraisers office. The absence, of not only his knowledge, but of his support for others, encouragement to try new things, will never be filled. Jeff was an innovator in his field and helped not only the Appraiser’s office but other departments across the County. He was a rock you could lean on and always will be remembered as a friend and guide.

Jeff is survived by Judy, his wife of 21 years of Olathe, Kansas, parents Larry and Mary Ann Holsapple of Seneca, Kansas, sister Julie Bryant, brother-in-law Bob, nephew Holden Bryant of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, nephew Hayden Bryant of Houston, Texas, step-daughter Brie Maitland, fiancée Ben Bacon, granddaughter Izlee of Olathe, Kansas, step-son Eric Pierce, daughter-in-law Cynthia, Fort Worth, Texas.

As an organ donor Jeff has already impacted several lives, please consider registering as an organ, tissue and bone donor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Jeff’s memory be made to the following:


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
(family contact info for web: c/o K. Endicott 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Ste 2100, Olathe, KS 66061)
Seneca United Methodist Church 702 Main St, Seneca, KS 66538


Seneca Celebration of Life: Friday May 27th 3:00-7:00 pm, American Legion, 812 Main St., Seneca, Kansas

Johnson County Celebration of Life: Friday June 3rd 10:30 am, Johnson County Appraiser’s Office,
11811 Sunset Drive, 1st Floor, Olathe, Kansas
Penwell-Gabel - Funeral Home (913-768-6777) is assisting the family

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