Mark Joseph Humble
Mark Joseph Humble, 59, of Olathe, Kan., passed away May 1, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center.
Mark was born April 23, 1954 in Kansas City, Mo., to Gerald D. and Margaret Louise (Becker) Humble. He grew up in Shawnee, Kan.
Mark married Rhonda Kaye Kearney in 1980 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Olathe.
He worked for more than 30 years at Holland Corporation doing both above and below ground quarrying in Lenexa and Olathe. Mark was a member of the No. 663 Laborer’s Union and a certified blaster. He was co-owner of Tri-County Newspapers Inc., The Gardner News. He worked two years in Tire Lube and Express at the Gardner Walmart.
Mark enjoyed nothing more than a good cup of coffee and conversation with friends and family and making someone smile. He was an avid outdoorsman, passing on the Humble family tradition of hunting morels each spring in their “secret spots.” He loved animals and children, especially his nieces and nephews with whom he played checkers, Kings in the Corner and built bikes and ramps with. He was described “he was the roughest, toughest, softest, kindest man ever” and he knew no strangers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald in 2011; maternal grandparents Charles and Mary Louise Becker, Kansas City, Mo.; and paternal grandparents Grant and Elizabeth Humble, Washington, Iowa.
Mark is survived by his wife, Rhonda Humble, of Olathe; son, Brandon Humble and Katie Leckner, of Shawnee; mother, Margaret Humble, of Shawnee; brothers: Christopher Humble, of Gardner, Kan.; Grant and Lisa Humble, of Shawnee; Matthew Humble, of Kansas City, Kan.; Paul and Brenda Humble, of Altoona, Iowa; John and Katie Humble, of Beatrice, Neb.; sister, Renee Humble, of Mission, Kan.; aunt, Sister Mary Renee Humble, of Aurora, Ill.; and an uncle, Charles Becker, of Kansas City, Kan.; many nieces and nephews and those who were dear to his heart Bobby, Christina and Hannah Whittington of Houston, Texas and Jason Kearney, of Olathe.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with remembrances from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 4 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Private family service will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.