Ronald Lee Asher

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Ronald Lee Asher, 66, of Leavenworth, KS, passed October 24th, 2021.

He was born in Kansas City, KS on May 25th, 1955 to Richard and Mary Asher. He graduated from Enterprise Academy in 1973 where he also worked at the school’s print shop. This led him to a lifelong career in printing culminating in Ron opening Skyline Screen Printing 1985.

He was married to his bride of 33 years, Lucinda (Susie) Asher. He is survived by 2 daughters: Gillian Lager (David) of Kansas City, MO; Heidi Kippes (Kevin) of Gardner, KS; 2 grandchildren: Isaac and Clare Kippes; His mother: Mary Asher; 2 sisters: Terri Spangler (Dan); Mary Lou LaFauce (Leo); 3 brothers: Richard Asher; Jim Asher (Donna); Gene Asher (Gloria); Cousin Donna Lea Asher who was like a sibling. Also, many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father: Richard Asher.

Ron was very artistic, mostly as a graphic designer, but also taught himself how to play the guitar later in life. He was a great teacher and mentor to so many. His grandchildren were his favorite people. He was always in such awe of them.

Service

Ron was cremated and his services will be held at Chapel Oaks Seventh-Day-Adventist Church, 6245 Monticello Rd, Shawnee, KS 66226 on November 14th, 2021. Visitation is from 5:30 to 6:00 with a memorial service immediately following. The service will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/BbNFIzLX6PQ 

The family has suggested that if you have one, the perfect attire for his services would be a t-shirt that Ron printed.

 

12 Comments

  1. Dana Thiry on January 6, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Ron was a very special guy from our beginning days growing up together at 18th Street SDA Church before it became Chapel Oaks. It seems like I have always know Ronnie, as we called him back then because his parents and my parents were good friends. Then we went to church school together. He was just one grade ahead of me and his brother, Jimmy, was in my grade. Because it was a two room school we were in the same classroom for many years until they moved to Cedarvale. Occasionally, I would see him and his family at events at Cedarvale and it was always great to reconnect. However, we really connected again when I went to Enterprise Academy and continued to stay in touch through Enterprise reunions or alumni weekends as we called them. Ron would always show up with his beautiful, friendly smile, a big hug, and that sparkle in his bright blue eyes❣️ His mom and my mom stayed in touch all through the years until my mom died, then she and I stayed in touch. It was his mom who called to let me know that Ronnie was in the hospital and to please pray. I know that everybody who knew Ron will miss him until we reunite in that great reunion when Jesus returns. My heart goes out to Susie and the girls and the grandbabies, his mom, and his siblings in the meantime You are all in my daily prayers❣️❤️

  2. Tara Surprise on November 14, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Gillian and family,
    You are in my thoughts. I’m holding you in my heart right now.

  3. Jo Marie on November 12, 2021 at 11:15 am

    I’ve been doing business with Ron for more than 40 years!

    Ron and Susie were a TEAM machine.
    Their kindness, quality and expertise can never be matched or replaced.

    Ron had amazing talent and his humility was admirable. I loved being in his presence and can never repay him for all that he’s done for me and JMG Printables.

    Ron is gone from our sight and is no longer where he was before. However, he is now wherever we are!

    Ron, thank you for being the person that you are and for blessing my life with your kind presence. YOU made this world a better place! “Well done, well done my good and faithful one.”

    Susie, sending my love and prayers your way and carrying you in my heart.

  4. Art Wortman on November 7, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    In late 1994, I decided to see if I could make a go of my own t-shirt business, using a group
    of nice designs which I had, and wholesaling them to a variety of gift shops. I went to the
    Yellow Pages to find a printer for my shirts, and completely at random I picked Ron’s business,
    Skyline Graphics. It was the best random choice I made in my life. Not only would Ron print
    thousands upon thousands of beautiful shirts for me, but he helped me improve many of my
    designs, and most of all, he and Susie became two of the most special people in my life.
    (And their dogs, too!) I have never had friends in my life quite like Ron and Susie, and never
    expect to have a friend like Ron again. I almost wonder now if it was a “random choice” back
    in 1994, or if the guiding hand of Providence didn’t have something to do with it.

  5. Jim VanScoy on November 5, 2021 at 11:28 am

    So sorry to hear you are leaving us, Ron. I remember the days with you and your family at Cedarvale. Rest well.

  6. Janette Seals on November 3, 2021 at 11:27 am

    So sorry for your loss…..I knew Ron when I was little. He was friends with my mom and dad Phil and Karen Starnes. He was so nice. Praying for peace and comfort.

    Janette (Starnes) Seals

  7. Becky Bolejack on November 2, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    I’m so sorry to read this about Ron. He was a really sweet guy. Went to Cedarvale with him. He came to David’s brother Darrell’s funeral a few years ago. Got to visit then with Ron. Sending hugs and prayers for peace and comfort.
    David and Becky (Short) Bolejack

  8. Carol Tilley on November 2, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    My prayers to his loved ones. I knew him and a few others of the family growing up in KC area and going to SDA schools.

  9. Patti Jacobson Triplett on November 2, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    My heart is with you, Susie.

  10. Billie Jacobson on November 2, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Susie..I’m sending much !ove and warm hugs to you and your family. Remember the good times you had with your sweetheart and you’ll always have him with you. Dow always enjoyed his visits with Ron whenever he showed up at your door for one of his surprise visits. Holding you in my heart.

  11. Cindy Hamilton Sianez on November 2, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    I’m sorry you have to go down this hard path.

  12. Dave and Kathy Sutoris on November 2, 2021 at 11:27 am

    We were so sorry to hear about Ron. We always looked forward to seeing you at shrimp fest and Gilligan’s wonderful Thanksgiving. Wonderful memories. Hugs and prayers to the family.

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