Ashley Rae Terrell, with her family by her side, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018. She was 36 years old.
Ashley was born to Jeannie and Stephen Terrell on August 20, 1981. She began her life by sharing her birthday with her Nana. Throughout her childhood, she shared with those around her a loving, caring, and generous spirit. Ashley grew into an intelligent, strong and determined young woman and when she set her sights on a goal, nothing could stop her. She graduated from North Kansas City High School and continued her education at MWCC, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science. Her many talents included music, singing, painting, and drawing. She loved animals and children. More than anything, she loved being with her parents, her sister, Katie, and especially her nephews, Jax and Sam.
Honoring her wish to save lives, Ashley was able to donate her organs and has already saved three lives.
Ashley was preceded in death by her grandparents, Shirley and Bob Mansfield, Annetta and Clyde Terrell, and Bud and Lois Stout, and nephew, Jonathan Wilkins.
Survivors include her parents; sister, Katie and Spencer Wilkins; nephews, Jax and Sam; other family members and many lifelong friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney, Mo., with Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karmas Rescue-Town & Country Animal Clinic, 210 S. College Street, Richmond, MO 64085; Megan’s Paws & Claws, 107 W. Main Street, Smithville, MO 64089; or to Wayside Waif’s.
Our Sincere Condolences
I am so sorry to hear about your loss… I pray for God to be with each of you during these hard times and that God will give you strength and peace. I did not know until now that Sam had passed also and I want to send you my love, thoughts and prayers for both Ashley and Sam. God bless you all.
We are so so sorry. Sending loving thoughts to you, Stephen, Katie and the family.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear daughter. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends in this time of sorrow.
Nina J. Yowell
Thinking of you during this sad time…
Dear Jeannie, Stephen and Katie,
I’m so sad that Ashley has had to go on ahead of you all but it has been a privilege to watch your family’s real and powerful love for each other. When Jeannie and I worked together, I saw “Momma Bear” love at it’s best. I know there are no words that can comfort so I will only say I will keep you all in my prayers and love.
Jeannie, I’m thinking about you and your family today during this time of sadness…
We were so sorry to read about Ashley’s passing. What a kind and selfless act for her to donate organs. She will live on not only in your memories but many others. She was a wonderful big sister – cheering Katie on at softball games. Prayers for peace and comfort.
The Johnson Family
For the short time that I knew her, your daughter has truly made an impact. She was a beautiful girl inside and out. I know how very proud of her you are. She made me feel like a part of your family, as she shared so much of what she had with you with me. I can’t believe she is gone, I take warmth that she has saved lives as she would be the first to volunteer to help someone. I cannot even begin to understand how much you’re hurting right now, but I hope in time you will find some comfort. I will be praying for you and your family.
Jeanne, Steve, and Katie,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you and praying that memories of Ashley will bring you peace and comfort. You are in my thoughts now and in the days to come. Ashley will be deeply missed.