Mark L. Hurst, 65, of Raymore, MO passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Mark was born to parents William and Donna Hurst on July 19, 1953 in Kansas City, MO. Mark graduated from Raytown South High School in 1971 and worked as an AutoCAD technician until his retirement in July 2018 from Argus Consulting.
On August 15, 1981 Mark married the love of his life, Martha Eyre, who survives him. Mark is also survived by his mother, Donna Hurst of Lee’s Summit, MO; daughter, Stacy Bayers, husband Michael and grandchildren, Meghan Morgan and Kade Bayers of Raymore, MO; son, Toby Hurst, and husband John Fuchs of Kansas City, MO; brother Jeff Hurst, his wife Emma with 2 nephews, 6 nieces and families from Branson, MO. He is preceded in death by his father, William Hurst; grandparents, Harold & Helen Quirk and Virtus “Bill” & Grace Hurst.
For the past six years, Mark courageously fought pancreatic cancer. He was an inspiration to many with his faith, determination, kind demeanor and servants heart. Mark made it his mission to help others impacted by cancer with the creation of Dad’s Drivers, a non-profit organization serving those impacted by cancer throughout the Kansas City metro area.
A visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Legacy Christian Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:00 am also at Legacy Christian Church in Lee’s Summit, MO with burial to follow at Floral Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dad’s Drivers in support of their mission. www.dadsdrivers.com
I worked with Mark at Argus. He was very kind and always welling to help out where ever needed. I truly enjoyed our conversations on a variety of subjects. You were always positive no matter what you were dealing with internslly. Rest In Peace, my friend…I’m thankful you are no longer in pain. Cancer is never ‘kind’ to anyone.
We are so grateful for the influence Mark had on Jacob from a young age. Mark’s influence through his life lessons on the soccer fields will be a part of Jacob’s life forever. Mark will be missed by so many. God bless your family.
He was a good freind. Continuing to pray for you and your family
Dear Martha, Stacy and entire Hurst family,
Thinking of you at this time. Our love and prayers are with each of you during this time. Even though we live away, I always think of the love Grandma always felt with the kindness Mark always showed her. She thought he was a very special man. Still have a picture she gave me of a photo you guys took of the KC Plaza. Grandma could always recognize the “good” ones and she felt Mark was definitely one of those.
Love to you all.
Dick and Joy McKee
Our prayers go out to you all for peace and comfort! He will be truly missed!
Toby and Family: You remain in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God give you strength and peace as only He can.
My sincere condolences on Mark’s passing. I knew him well in high school and he was a great guy and person. May God heal you and your family, Martha.
I will miss you dear sweet guy. You were one of my favorite family members and remember Joe and I played a mean game of tennis with you. See you some day on the other shore.
We are so grateful that Mark coached the girls with Mike in soccer. Those are years that they truly enjoyed & will carry those life lessons with them forever. I truly enjoyed my conversations with Mark in the stands at the soccer stadiums around the city. Many times it was about life, kids & his medical journey. I fully understood what he was going through as I would sometimes see him during his treatments or just ask how he was doing. I place port & picc understood what some of the struggles that he was going through but he continued to have a smile & a sparkle in his eyes. I will truly miss those talks in the stands! Until next time…….
Martha and family: We are sorry for your loss. Mark was my really good friend. We had many good coffee breaks together. He was a help to me on the computer and I will miss him.
Martha & family:
I am truly sorry I won’t be able to make Mark’s service today due to some conflicts I don’t have the ability to reschedule. I wish to express my condolences to you all and I will be with you today in spirit.
Mark’s legacy will live on in Dad’s Drivers. It’s a testament to him and the love of his family to give back to others and their families that are dealing with this disease.
Hope to you see you and your family again soon when we can get Dad’s Drivers going again.