June 07, 2023

Gary L. Gourley

Shawnee, Kansas

Gary Lee Gourley, 59, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away May 10, 2022, surrounded by family at Olathe Medical Center.

Gary was born Oct. 13, 1962, to John and Phyllis Gourley in Corning, Iowa. After graduating from Lenox High School in 1981, he went on to study science and teaching at Northwest Missouri State University earning a bachelor’s degree. He continued on to Baker University earning a master’s in business administration.

In 1993, he met Ruth Ann Kirch. They married April 16, 1994. Together they had four children: Taylor, Chase, Logan and Brooke.

Gary’s passion was his family. His favorite activity was coaching sports from the bleachers. Sunday was his favorite day of the week. The entire family would gather for dinner and watch the same movies on television with the volume on low and the chatter of the family filling the room. Gary was kind to everyone and loved by many.

Gary is preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Gourley and sister, Pamela Gourley.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Gourley, children: Taylor (David) Hanson, Chase (Sadie) Gourley, Logan Gourley (Addison Godwin) and Brooke Gourley; anticipated grandchild, Lennox Gourley; father, John Gourley and brothers, Dennis (Linda) Gourley, and David (Jolene) Gourley.

A visitation will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Amos Family Funeral Home, Shawnee, Kansas. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. May 18, at Amos Funeral Home. Gary will be laid to rest in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens following funeral service.