Noah Reed Marker, age 22, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2023. He was born on July 22, 2000 and a graduate of Excelsior Springs High School class of 2018. Noah was a senior at the University of Missouri, seeking a degree in Journalism.
Noah was a huge sports fan. His passion for sports and statistics is matched by no other. He also spent unimaginable hours playing games with his brothers and friends. Noah blazed many trails and participated in several different roles within the YMCA Challenger Program, Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City as well as many sports, activities and organizations within our Excelsior Springs community. Noah inspired and educated the world through his kindness, his passions, his ornery grin and his quick wit. Above all, Noah was and always will be a special gift sent to us and a blessing to all who had the honor of meeting him.
Noah was welcomed home with open arms by his grandmother, Wanda Marker, and many great grandparents as well.
Noah is survived by his parents, Marty and Christy Marker; his brothers, Andrew (Meghan) Morris and Kane Marker; nephew, Jamie Morris, and niece, Ella Morris; grandparents, Dennis Marker and Bob and Sheila Neal; uncle, Denny Marker; aunt, Deana (Richard) Bergen; aunt, Cheryl (Steve) Bailey; best friends, the Marrant family; as well as many great aunts, great uncles, cousins and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023. The family will hold a visitation from 9:30 a.m. and a celebration of life immediately following at 12:00 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs High School Performing Arts Center. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO, following the service.
To honor Noah, the family requests casual attire. Please come in ES Tigers, MU Tigers, KC Royals or KC Chiefs attire/colors. Shorts, jeans, t-shirts, suits, etc…at your comfort level. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Marty and Christy Marker for the creation of The Noah Marker Memorial Fund.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers to all the family and friends. So very sorry for the loss of this young man.
I think that God picked you to be the parents of Noah. He was a very special young man and needed very special parents. I have no words to comfort you, but I know that God has you wrapped in his arms. Just know that I’m thinking of you and praying for your family.
Christy, Marty, Andrew and Kane I am so sorry for your alls loss! I can’t imagine what you all are going through! But I do know you all are a loving and close family and I will keep you all in my prayers. Thank God for the 22 years of memories you all have. And I know that Wanda and Bob welcomed Noah with open arms and hugs and kisses.
I can see you when I close my eyes
I hear your voice, calling from the skies
So blessed to have you all these years
I’ll take deep breaths and shed some tears
Your laugh and smile I’ll miss the most
So soon in heaven I’ll hold you close
You’re a dream come true, a gift, my prize
I’ll see you always when I close my eyes
I have been so crushed since I heard the news, I cannot even imagine how you all must be feeling. I think of Noah often: every time I see a marching band, every time I hear some news about the Royals, in fact, anytime I read a sports story or hear a sportscaster I wonder what he’s been up to. I very much enjoyed my time spent with him and will never forget what a positive impact that young man has made in our community and in our lives. You will be very missed, dude.
Noah was truly one of a kind, and I am so lucky to have spent so many years knowing him. I’ll forever treasure my memories of us in drumline together, being his “bass mom”, and talking about our dreams for the future. I remember the very first day we met he told me he wanted to be a sports journalist and go to Mizzou, and he did it. His quick wit was the absolute best. Fly high Noah, hit lots of home runs, and I’ll see you up there one day.
Praying for Your Family at this difficult time. It was our honor to support Noah’s memorial Fund.
Janet & Butch Bowling
There are no words at a time like this. Praying that God wraps you with the care and comfort that you need. Sending hugs and prayers to you and all your family.
Marsha & Bob Smith
To the Market Family: My heart breaks for you. I’m so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. Please know that so many people were inspired by your son and he will be remembered with admiration. God bless you all.
Karen (Cosens) Kyer
I can’t imagine the pain this family is feeling right now and the time to come. There’s not any words that will take the agony the grandparents, the parents and the siblings are going through. My heart hurts for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and if there is anything I can do to help please let me know. God bless you all in this time of need and sadness.
Dear family of Noah, He was such a bright star. He was a positive Person everytime I saw him. He achieved his goals of being a sports journalist and going to MU. He is going to heaven with lots of love. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m not good with words, you have all my love and sympathy.
Words simply cannot convey the depth of our sorrow for the loss of this truly remarkable young man. We always enjoyed the time we spent watching Noah and his Challenger group participating in various sports. Noah will always be remembered for his zest for life as well as his love for sports and competition. Rest in peace, Noah. You are missed.
The Larry Blackwell Family
Although I never had the chance to meet Noah, I loved everything Marty told me about him. I especially loved the way his dad’s eyes lit up when telling stories about him, especially when they traveled. As we know, Noah was greeted with open arms as he entered heaven and he is receiving his eternal reward as we mourn him.
Glen and Laura Lee Pirtle
So sorry to hear. Our prayers and condolences.
Marty and Christy,
I am so sorry about Noah’s passing. I always enjoyed getting to see him when he was just a little boy. He was joyful, charismatic and always ready to work hard. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time and the time ahead. What an impact Noah made with his life.
Kane, I’m so sorry you’ve lost your best pal, your brother. Hugs and prayers to you. I wish I could take your hurt away.