Mark W. Crippen

Mark W. Crippen went to be with his Lord and Sa-vior on Dec. 18, 2020, at his home in Elizabethtown, Kentucky after an incredi-bly strong fight against cancer. He lived out his faith and served many at Hope Chapel Westside church in Ewa Beach, Hawaii and most recently at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Mark was born on Oct. 9, 1960, to Phyllis (Jack-son) Westover and the late George Crippen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Jennifer (Heffner) Crippen; his son, Benjamin Crippen who is currently serving in the United States Navy; and his daughter-in-law, Aman-da Crippen whom he loved like a daughter.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father William Westover; his maternal grandparents Roderic and Marjorie Jackson and his paternal grandparents Wil-liam and Louise Crippen.

He is survived by three sisters: Rhonda Crippen (Mike Luvison), Pamela Crippen Barnes (Timothy) and Melissa Crippen West (John); three brothers: Michael Westover (Ruth Ann Stitt), Dean Westover (Nadine) and Bryan Crip-pen (Jana) and his step mother, Shelby Crippen.

He also is deeply missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews.

Mark graduated from Youngsville High School in 1978 and then proudly served in the United States Navy for 21 years, retiring as Chief Hospital Corps-man. He was an avid Pitts-burgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan. You could al-ways count on nearly any picture of him sporting some Pittsburgh team’s ap-parel. Mark was a selfless man who would help any-one who needed it, and has a very strong church family who were blessed to have him in their lives. He was so very proud of his family, and we all will miss him so very much.

The family plans a cele-bration of life later in 2021.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to Clarity Solutions of El-izabethtown, Kentucky; Baptist Health Charity of Louisville, Kentucky or St. Jude’s Children’s Research.