Sherry Ashcroft

Sherry Ashcroft
September 4, 1953 — April 7, 2019

Sherry was a long-time neighborhood leader active in the Blue Valley and McCoy Park neighborhood. She was never afraid to stand up for her neighbors and would fight to protect them. As one of the founding members of McCoy Park Neighbors. She led the effort to create a public park for the children in her neighborhood. Her success in persuading the parks department to acquire and develop the lot where the former McCoy School had stood kept the asset for the neighborhood. For 100 years it had been a school, as a park it would keep on serving the neighborhood into the future.

In her professional life she took her training as a graphic designer, first to the City of Kansas City, then a freelance designer, then to the marketing departments at a series of engineering companies. Finally bringing her talents to HDR engineering, she worked for their Strategic Pursuits team, HDR’s elite national marketing team. As a child of the sixties Sherry always believed we should leave the world a better place than we saw it. For her, working with HDR and engineering meant she got to work with a bunch of talented dedicated people who changed the world for the better every day.

Born on September 3, 1953 to Lorne and Audra Oglesby, she grew up in Independence and was a lifelong resident in the Kansas City area, living in her Eastside Kansas City home for the last 40 years.

Sherry is preceded in death by her parents Lorne and Audra. She is survived by her husband Dale Fugate, Her brother Michael, his wife Rita and their children. She is also survived by her many friends, co-workers, and the large extended family of sisters and cousins she acquired by marriage, all of whom love her dearly and miss her with heavy hearts.
Memorial services will be Friday April 26 at 1pm, at the Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel , 4707 E Truman rd. 64127.

The Family ask that instead of flowers consider a donation to support Sherry’s passion, her neighborhood. You can do so by going to the McCoy Friends Y Amigos web site https://mccoyfriendsyamigos.blogspot.com
McCoy Friends Y Amigo is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.

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