Jason C. Oehlert

Jason Carlyle Oehlert, age 47, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Eudora, KS on May 18, 2022. Jason was born on February 17, 1975 in Lawrence to John and DeVonna (Runyon) Oehlert.

 Jason is survived by his wife, Sparkle (Mortell) Oehlert along with their children, Norah Grace Oehlert (15) and Cooper John Oehlert (13); his parents, John and DeVonna Oehlert; his brothers Chad (Stephanie) Oehlert and Nathian (Haley) Oehlert; his sister, Jennifer (Brian) Elm, 17 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jason is preceded in death by his grandfathers Richard Oehlert and James Runyon and grandmothers Betty Bidinger and Mary Runyon.

 Jason was proud to work at Eudora Schools as the Finance Director and cared deeply for his work family and the community. On September 28, 2002 he married his soulmate, Sparkle and on July 17, 2006 they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Norah to their family. On October 20, 2008 they welcomed their son, Cooper to their family. Norah and Cooper were the light of his life.

 Jason was a devoted father and loved spending time listening to Norah talk about her day and the recent books she has read, looking at Norah’s drawings, and most recently talking about which colleges they should visit. Jason enjoyed watching Cooper play in all his sports activities, making rockets, and fishing. He was always up for anything Norah and Cooper wanted to do.

Jason was very close to his siblings, his Uncle Dan, and Cousin Andy (and many, many of his cousins, aunts, and uncles). He enjoyed a good game of Texas Hold’em and oftentimes won by bringing up topics he knew would throw them off their game.

Jason loved airplanes, tractors, auctions, and “the barn”.  He enjoyed traveling with his family, especially his travels to Chicago and Colorado.

 A visitation is scheduled at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, KS. Funeral is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 1 at River City Church (formerly Lawrence Free Methodist) in Lawrence, KS followed by a graveside service at DeSoto Cemetery (Silent City). Reverends Robby Giffin and Larry Baldridge will officiate.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Eudora Schools Foundation.

We welcome family and friends to join us after the graveside service for a meal to celebrate Jason.

Messages & Condolences

From Gary E Pratt...

Jason will be missed. I will always remember his kind smile and authenticity. May you receive the grace you need to get through this difficult time. Our family has been praying for you all.

From Melissa Wenzl...

Sparkle, I am heartbroken for you and your kids having to endure such loss. Much love and prayers going up for all three of you.

From Charles & Debbie Lawrence...

Please extend our deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers with the family.

From Debra Tate...

So sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for the Oehlert family. Blessings to you all.

From Mark Dodge...

Jason was a truly amazing person. I really valued his friendship and admired the father and husband he was for your family. We will miss him.

From Vicki Boyle...

DeVonna and Jen….thinking of you and wishing peace for you and your families.

From Cindy Smith Pogge Gress...

Thinking of all of the Oehlert’s especially John & Devona. May God carry his precious family through a terrible season. Praying for all.

From Alejandro Cabero...

Our condolences for the loss of Jason. He was a great man, always ready to support our team. With deepest sympathy from your coworkers from the Kansas Migrant Farmworkers Education Program.

From Sam Holcomb...

Jason was so kind and generous when I taught at West. He offered help in my classroom after school and was always happy to say hello. He was always talking about his family. He was genuine and wonderful person. ❤️

From Sherri Dobbins Millsap...

John, this is a message I found in mother’s desk after she died, that she must have sent many times…”This note comes in loving sympathy. Words are so empty at times like this. Wanted you to know my prayers and thoughts are with you. ‘They’ say ‘keep busy’ and ‘time heals all wounds’. Although it takes such a long time when one loses part of oneself. With love” …and would have been signed from Betty Dobbins. From me too!

From Terri Long...

Jason was willing to do anything we needed in Preschool. He was always happy to help. When you needed help, he was the person to look for. I always had fun working with him. He was a great human. I’m sure God has him busy in heaven.

From Dr. Jarius “JJ” Jones...

I am completely shocked and devastated to learn of Jason’s passing. Prayers extended to his widow, children, family and friends🙏🏾

From Patricia Locke...

My condolences to you and your family
Sending love. thoughts and prayers to all of you during this tough time.,

From Rosemary Pratt...

Oh my Sparkle. What a loss. Norah, Mrs. Pratt will be praying for you and your family. I am so sorry you must go through this.

From Ken & Linda McGovern...

Both Ken and I were saddened to hear of Jason’s passing!! He was such a great guy in so many ways!! We’ll keep you, your children and his parents and family in our thought and prayers…
Love, Ken & Linda McGovern

From Amanda Cox...

Sparkle, Norah, and Cooper—
I am so very sorry. My heart is with you all. Jason was one of a kind and I know he will always be with you, watching over each of you.

From Jared Stone...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Jason was a good man, a good friend, and loved by all. My deepest condolences.

From Ron Kocher...

There are no words to adequately express our deep sorrow over Jason’s passing. May God’s grace and strength be with your family during this time.

From Suzanne Nelson-Smith...

Oh my heart is breaking for your family. Please know that you are all in my prayers🙏💞

From Mandi Olberding & family...

Dearest Sparkle, Norah, & Cooper,
My heart breaks for the three of you as your world changed in the blink of an eye. I’m praying 🙏 prayers of comfort during this unimaginable time. I’m praying 🙏 that God gives you the strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other. God is with each of you and will never leave you. ❤️❤️❤️

From Pat and susan mayo...

We are sorry to hear about Jason’s passing. He was a beautiful man.

From Serena taylor...

Dearest Sparkle, I’m so sorry! I’m praying hard for you and the kids.

From Paula Metcalf...

My heart goes out to Sparkle and the kids and family during this sad time. Jason was loved by his family so much and I pray that they always remember his love for them.

From Linda Wilkerson...

So sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you all.

From Janene Rothwell...

Jason worked with me on my yard all last year. I had no idea of his passing. My heart and prayers are for the family.

From Cyndi Byers...

I am so sad and sorry to hear of your loss. Jason was one of my first grade students; I remember his joyful smile and kind heart. God be with his family as you morn such a wonder young man.

From Pat & Martha Beard...

So very sorry for your loss. We are lifting the family up for strength to our Lord Jesus daily.

From Kitsy Gray...

I am so sad to hear this. I remember Jason as a very kind young man. Much love to all of his family.

From DJ Hurst...

I am sad and sorry to hear about Jasons passing. Hold on to each other and may God be with you.

From Karen Heeb...

May God wrap His loving arms around the whole Oehlert family and give you all comfort and peace as you go through this tragic situation.
Love ❤️ and prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

From Jenny b...

Sparkle .Nora and Cooper I am sending my deepest condolences and love to you and I want you to know if you need an ear or anything don’t hesitate ! Love ya all jenny b

From Thurmon and Janie Gish...

So very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. May God hold you all close and surround you with His love.

From Kevin Wingert...

We are so sorry to hear about your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Judy Willis...

Sparkle and family, so very sorry for your loss. Jason was a great person and a friend to so many. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. ❤️

From Angie Miller...

Sparkle, Norah and Cooper,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jason was a great man and his presence will be missed. Sending all the prayers and love to you all!

From Debbie Boyd...

Jason was the most sweet and kind person we know . His smile lit up the room ! This was such a shock to hear. My heart goes out to his wife and children , his mom and dad, sister, brothers and all who knew and loved him . May the peace that comes from the memories of his love comfort you for the days ahead .
He will truly be missed .

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