Mark Aaron Gile

Services for Mark Gile, 60, Lawrence will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Mark died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas with his family by his side. Mark’s passing comes after a long, brave battle with Glioblastoma.

He was born January 15, 1961 in Wichita, the son of Gerald and Dorothy Gile. He graduated from Wichita North High School in 1979 and went to Kansas University where he played baseball before being drafted by the Texas Rangers organization. After playing baseball for several years, he returned to Lawrence.

Mark married Susan Bowen on April 13, 1991 in Lawrence. She survives of the home. They had two children together, Aaron (Lawrence) and Kristen (Overland Park). His children were his pride and joy and he spent their youth attending their sporting events and supporting them in every way possible. He also had a new grandson, Axel who he was just enjoying getting to know.

Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy, Wichita; A sister, Nancy (Nunie), Wichita; three brothers, Harlan (Kelly), Wichita, Galen (Sandy), Foley, Alabama, and Jeff, Fort Worth, Texas; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald, two nephews, Tom and Nicholas and a Niece, Bayli, brother-in-law, Scott, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to Rumsey Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Verner Newman...

My deepest sympathy to the family Mark was a brother from another mother we all will miss Mark deeply 😢🙏

From Mark, Gina, Holly, Abi and Hays Hummel...

I love this picture of Mark and we loved him and we love your entire family. So many great memories.

I know he’s resting peacefully and is enjoying being with he heavenly family.

We are here for you.

From Julie & Dan Rea...

So sorry for your family’s loss. God bless.

From Jan Miller...

Susan and family! Sean and I are sending you lots of love and support! Mark had the best outlook, and fought this battle the best that he could! He will be dearly missed! We are out of town, but will reach out to you when we return! Love you Susan! My heart breakers for your loss❤️

From Elenor Crangle...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

From Kent Houk...

So sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories spending time with Mark. From the baseball field, working in KC and officiating together. One of the greatest guys I have had the opportunity to call my friend!

From ron and jane garvin...

Remembering Mark and praying for the Lord to comfort his family with His great love and the promise of a joyful reunion. With our heartful sympathy.

From Douglas Forsythe...

To Susan and the kids. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort through these difficult days. Mark will be missed by those who he touched . Doug,Sarah, Hannah and Conner Forsythe

From JD & Sharon Cleavinger...

To Dorothy Susan Aaron Kristen & Family
Thinking of y’all wishing for Peace & Love
Please accept our deepest sympathy

From Melinda Kline...

Thinking of you. I pray your memories will bring you comfort through this difficult loss. Wishing peace and love for all.

From Lisa Long...

My deepest sympathy to Susan, Aaron, Kristen and the rest of Mark’s family. Mark was such a good guy and we were so very sorry to learn of his passing. Keeping you all in our prayers and wishing each of you peace and comfort.

From Bryan Wyatt...

To the Gile family…
It was a joy to visit with Mark while our two boys played LHS baseball. We had a lot of enjoyable talks about what it takes to play at a high competitive level but keep our sons grounded to enjoying family time. Will always miss seeing Mark at the ballfields as it will never be the same. RIP Mark!

From Becky Frischenmeyer...

Mark, you fought the good fight. Your long battle is over. Rest in His peace & light-your family will carry on until you are all reunited in His presence. I knew Mark from the ‘hood, and high school. May God wrap his loving arms around your family at this time.

From Gillian Logan Hamilton...

I am shocked and sad to hear this news. Mark was a great friend in high school and I got to know his family well. I’m sorry for your loss.

From Kathy Jorgensen...

To Susan and family. I am sorry to hear about your loss to your family. Peace be with you all.

From Sheri Williams...

My sympathy to Susan, Aaron, Kristen and to all the Gile family. Mark was such a kind, wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Cherish those wonderful memories to help you get through these tough times. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Kathy and Marvin Patterson...

To the Gile Family-
At this time of sadness, may you find comfort in your loving memories. With heartfelt sympathy, Marvin and Kathy Patterson

From Janette (Love) Cohlmia...

Wishing the family peace and comfort. May his memory be eternal

From Kristi Nyberg...

I went to high school with Mark. He was a great athlete, yet humble. I just lost my brother to this same cancer. I’m so sorry for what your family has gone through, and losing him too soon.

From Walt Houk...

To the Gile family. I’m SO sorry for your loss. I spent many years and hours with Mark on the baseball field. And with his Dad when he umpired. What a great family. I will always remember the good times as will you in the future but I’m so sorry you have to go through this loss.

From Pam Hahn...

Peace be with you Susan, Aaron and Kristen. My heart aches for you all. Mark was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many.

From Lynnea Kaufman...

My deepest and sincere condolences to Susan, Aaron, Kristen and all of Mark’s family. I am so very sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.

From Tammy Tompkins...

So sorry for your loss Susan. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

From Rocky Wiechman...

I haven’t seen Mark for a long time and was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Condolences to his entire family. Rest In Peace, Mark.

From Matt Baum...

Mark was a good man, I’m proud to have called him a friend. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.

From VIRGINIA GAUME...

Prayers to Marks Family and Friends he was one of the great ones. Susan so sorry for your loss.

From Leslie Rannebeck...

My deepest condolences to the Gile family. Cherish the wonderful memories and know Mark will aways live in your hearts.

From Tracy Rose...

My deepest sympathy to all of Mark’s family and friends. Mark was a kind, generous and good hearted person. I am better for knowing him. I hope you can all bask in your good memories and keep his memory close at heart. RIP my friend. I am so thankful to have been your friend.

From Jill Flory...

We are thinking of Susan, Aaron, Kristen, Dorothy, and all of Mark’s family and friends at this difficult time.

From Carol Beat...

Mark held a very special place in my heart and I cherish the memories. My deepest sympathies to the entire Gile family and Mark’s many friends.

From Steve and Rhonda Pfister...

Mark was a good man who fought the good fight. We did not know him well, yet he always made us feel as if we did. Our condolences to Susan, his children, and all that called him a friend. He will be missed.

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