Obituaries detail

Mark Alan Ashmore

Mark Alan Ashmore, 68, was born September 15, 1952 in Kansas City, MO to Artie L. and Geraldine Ashmore. He passed away at his home in Kansas City, MO on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He is survived by his daughter, Katie Ashmore (JP Redmon), Lawrence, KS; one granddaughter, River Redmon, Lawrence, KS; his long-term partner of the last 20+ years, Leah Hearst, Kansas City, MO; his sister, Candice (David) Ranney, Lawrence, KS; his step-sister, Cheryl Weber, Overland Park, KS; step-brother, David (Suzanne) Osborne, Berryton, KS; many nieces and nephews; his former wife, Jan Ashmore, of Prairie Village, KS; . He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Harold B. Osborne, and his brother, Stephen D. Ashmore.


Mark grew up in Prairie Village, KS and Overland Park, KS. He attended Shawnee Mission South High School and attended the University of Kansas, earning a bachelor's degree in General Studies. He went on to have a lifetime career as an insurance agent. He was married to Jan Ashmore in 1979, and they raised their daughter Katie. They were married for 17 years. Throughout his life, Mark enjoyed many hobbies including golf and tennis. He was an avid cook and loved music and records. He was a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs and KU basketball. He was a loving partner, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. 


There will be no service, but there will be a celebration of life at a later date.


Cindy Long Nov 15 ,2020

Friend ,Mission ,Kansas

I'm so sad to hear this. Mark was a treasure. I smile when I remember the days when we shared our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with Katie and family.

don NOTTBERG Nov 15 ,2020

friend ,OVERLAND PARK ,Kansas

I knew Mark many years ago. We were in a small group of best friends during junior high years. I have nothing but great memories of Mark. We all enjoyed our times spent together, very happy times. He had a good sense of humor and made us laugh quite often. Thank you Mark. Rest in peace.

Bill Klein Nov 15 ,2020

long time friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

We are all trying to deal with this loss, but it is difficult. Mark was a good friend, a nice guy, and a decent human. We were roommates multiple times while in college, and played many sets of tennis over the years. I enjoyed watching golf, the Chiefs, or KU bball on TV with Mark, and we would often make our traditional bet of $1 just for fun. I will miss Mark, but I am strengthened by the positive effects he had on my life. Let us honor his life by incorporating his best attributes into ours.