Gary D. Ashland, 74

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Gary D. Ashland, age 74, of Concordia, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Salina Regional Hospital, Salina, Kansas. He was born on June 10, 1949 in Concordia, Kansas, to George S. and Annette I. (Cote) Ashland
Gary was part of the Class of 1968 from Clyde High School since he joined the U.S. Marine Corps on March 7, 1968 and served his country in Vietnam. Upon his return from the Marines, he married Katherine Y. Cossel on March 2, 1970 in Concordia.
Gary worked for Cloud Ceramics as a clay and drill supervisor. Gary was a member of The Baptist Church where he and Kathy served as youth sponsors for several years. Gary enjoyed being with his family and doing anything that would help the youth. He helped for many years with Girl Scouts with Kathy and would always welcome anyone who needed help or to be part of a family.
Gary is survived by his wife, Kathy, Concordia; daughters, Jesse Morgan (Jesse), Terri Ashland, both of Concordia, Stacy Stanford (Lee), Salina, and Indigo Ashland, Concordia; sons, Tim Ashland, Marco Ashland (Loretta), all of Concordia; grandchildren, Jamie and Haley Morgan, Tristin and Amanda Morgan, Marissa Morgan, Luke Stanford and Nichole and Michael Ashland; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Jason, Scarlett and Rain Morgan and Thea Morgan.
He was preceded by his parents; granddaughter, Victoria Ashland; brother, Alan Ashland; and sister, Patricia Ashland.
The family selected cremation and Memorial services will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, with Rev. Jim Autrey officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps, American Legion Post #76 and VFW Post #588. Friends may sign the register book on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 1 pm to 8 pm with the family greeting friends from 6 pm to 7 pm all at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the Wound Warrior Project or the Cloud County Resource Center in care of the funeral home.
For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.

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