Obituaries detail

Gary Allan Ashley
Mar 19,1955---Jan 27,2018

Gary Allan Ashley, 62, of Stilwell, KS entered heaven peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 surrounded by love & hugs.  Born in Newfoundland, CAN to Retired MSgt Ralph Jr. and Patricia (Pat) Ashley.  Gary grew up in Oklahoma where he was the toast of Midwest City for his football talents.  He spent three of his adolescent years in Wiesbaden, Germany. 

Gary graduated from The University of Oklahoma as a Pharmacist. He took his first job in Springfield, MO where he met his wife of 36 years, and together have three wonderful children.  He spent majority of his career in the Kansas City area where he never missed a day of work at Marion Labs or OptumRx.

Gary, often referred to as “Big G” for goodness (as he would say), will be remembered for his booming laugh, passion for running, “G Hop” French Toast Breakfasts, and rare dance moves. His slogans in life were to plant a tree, have plan, and give big hugs.  

Gary is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Terri (Montgomery) Ashley, daughter, Amber Ferguson (JB), Sons, Aaron (Carrie), and Hunter, parents Ralph and Patricia, brothers, Mike (Donna), and Ralph (Michelle).  Three Sister-in-laws, Sherri Grove, Dana Fuchs (Bobby), Michele Holland (Jim), and 10 nephews and 6 nieces.

Memorial Service: Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 2:00pm at Church of the Resurrection Leawood Campus - Wesley Chapel. Reception following.

In leu of flowers Gary requested donations be made to Church of the Resurrection, any organization of your choice, or plant a tree in his memory.  

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Memorial Service
Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel
13720 Roe Ave.
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Date of Service:
Feb 02 ,2018
Time of Service:
2:00 pm
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Megan Bosley Jan 31 ,2018

Friend ,Louisburg ,Kansas

Terri, Amber, Aaron and Hunter, Many thoughts of love and strength to you right now. Your dad (and husband, Terri) was an amazing man and I know that you all are well aware of how special he was. He loved you all so much and that will never stop. Please know we are here for you, now and in the future. Sincerely, Megan & Brent Bosley

Larry Snake Jan 31 ,2018

Childhood Friend ,Ft. Cobb ,Oklahoma

My condolences to the family. I'm always conflicted at time. I am sad that another has passed and is taken away from their family and friends. However I rejoice because they no longer have any earthly ills, no more earthly aches or pain, his work here on earth is done and the Creator has called him home. One of my best memories of the Ashley's is playing backyard baseball with balls we made out of socks and tape. Most of the time our bat was a broom handle. Thank you for being my neighbor and friend. R. I. P. My childhood friend. PS: To the Ashley family, I love you all.

Joyce and Rodney Bartlett Jan 31 ,2018

Aunt and Uncle ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

We are so very sorry for the loss of Gary. He was such a courageous soul. He will always be in our hearts. Love to Terri and all the family.

Gary and Sharon dahlen Jan 31 ,2018

Friend ,Manitou springs ,Colorado

Godspeed Gary. Arron and Amber exemplify the really great values you and Teri shared with them. Amazing and outstanding in their chosen life paths. Our joy in sharing time and their respective journeys in life has been truly a gift you and Teri entrusted to us. We love you Teri and share our strength and prayers with you, Amber and Arron daily. Please know that Gary was a Good, good man, dad and warrior.

Lisa and Brian Bodenhausen Feb 01 ,2018

Friend ,Edwardsville ,Kansas

Dear Ashley family, just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know how difficult this time is. May the Lord hold you all very close throughout the next days. We have such fond memories of all the football games, tailgating and fun times! Gary had such a BIG personality that will be missed by all. Hugs and prayers,

Randy Williams Feb 01 ,2018

Worked with his brother Ralph in OKC. ,Oklahoma City ,Oklahoma

Let not your hearts be troubled, Gary believes in God, so he also believes in Jesus. He has been rewarded for his faith. Let us continue in our faith and we shall be rewarded with a great family reunion some day. May God shower the family with comfort through His presence in our lives.

Marti Graf Feb 07 ,2018

Friend ,Ft. Myers ,Florida

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Terri, and your entire family. May you find peace in great memories and God's love!

Cindy Fink Baker Feb 08 ,2018

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Terri, prayers for you and your family! My heart goes out to you all!

Deanna Whaley Feb 16 ,2018

Cousin ,Pittsburg ,Kansas

I am so sorry for the loss of Gary. Terri, I'm praying that Father God is holding you and your children, holding you high and comforting you all during this time and always. I love you all