Jan 14, 1987---May 09, 2024

Ashley Marie (Ogden) Holloway, 37, of Kansas City, MO passed away Thursday, May 9, 2024.  She was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, January 14, 1987.  Daughter of an Army veteran, she lived in the United States and Germany at various times during her formative years.  The last 20 years she made her home in Kansas City, MO near her immediate family, friends and relatives.

Ashley graduated from high school in Bad Aibling, Germany.  She attended the University of Colorado and completed her Bachelors of Science in Accounting through the University of Phoenix. Ashley graduated Cum Laude from the University of Phoenix. Prior to completing her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a Preschool Teacher at Corporate Kids in Gladstone, MO. Post graduation she worked at Nissan Automotive as well as Americo Services, Inc.  Her position at the time of her death was Accountant/Human Resource Representative at Smart Trafficway Co., Inc., Kansas City, MO.

Ashley was known as ‘fearless’ by her family and the life of any gathering. She fully enjoyed what life had to offer and her brilliant smile lit up every room she entered.  Always the center of attention and wanting to be ‘the best’ she was dedicated to pursuing “the good life.”  This meant a life full of good food, good music, dancing with her daughter, traveling to beautiful places such as Poland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Amsterdam, England and Austria, and capturing her experiences with “the perfect photo”. The absence of her presence and brilliant smile will leave a dark void in her children’s lives and future family gatherings.

Ashley’s children were the center of her world. She took every opportunity to instill a sense of joy and laughter into their lives. Ashley would take Brayden to play pool almost every Saturday just to spend time with him; and regardless of who won or lost, they both laughed “with” and “at” each other. Ashley also attended Brayden’s football games and track meets demonstrating to her son the support and pride she had in his accomplishments. When Ashley would talk about Haley, you couldn’t miss the sparkle she had in the corner of her eye. She referred to Haley as her “mini me”.  Ashley and Haley enjoyed going to a friend’s house to ride the horses and swim.  They also enjoyed hiking, crafting together, planting and tending to their vegetable and flower gardens, and relaxing in the hot tub.  The two would play together for hours. Ashley and her two children had family nights that consisted of singing, watching TV, playing board and card games or playing with the filters on their cell phones making silly short videos. There was never a shortage of laughter.

Ashley worked tirelessly to support her family. As an Accountant and Human Resource Representative there were particularly stressful days and seasons. It was after one of these stressful days that she experienced a medical event that ultimately led to her passing.  Though she was determined to recover Ashley passed away on May 9th, 2024 surrounded by her parents, sister, and aunt, Karin Roberts.

Ashley was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Frances G. Planck and maternal grandparents Mary J. (Curtis) Robertson and Herman L. Robertson. She is survived by her parents, Armin Kevin and Marilee D. Ogden; her two children, Haley and Brayden Holloway; sister, Amber (Ogden) Ballard, Amber’s husband, Brad and their two children, Trinity and Temperance Ballard; paternal grandfather Armin Kenneth Ogden and many extended family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 23, 2024 where Ashley’s beautiful life will be celebrated. The place and time of this celebration will be provided at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the K9s for Warriors (K9s for Warriors), American Cancer Society (American Cancer Society) or Kansas City Union Mission (City Union Mission .

Kind words and remembrances for the family are welcome at the Porter Funeral Home website.



Condolences

The Gerlt Family May 13, 2024

family friend ,Birmingham ,Missouri

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Ashley. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Will be continuing to pray for your hearts and for the entire family.

The Hall Family May 13, 2024

Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Ashley’s kiddo’s and family. Ashley was an outgoing and charismatic person and will be missed by all. We are always available, never hesitate to reach out for anything!

The Cannon’s May 13, 2024

Family Friend, Military ,Monument ,Colorado

Dear Ogden’s (Amber), We are heart broken to hear hear of Ashley’s passing. Such a beautiful soul taken from her families (Hers and Yours) leaves us with no words. Kev will make sure to leave a donation with the K-9s in her memory. I wish we could do more to minimize the pain you all are experiencing. We send our heart felt condolences and prayers for her children!

Shelia Cantrall May 14, 2024

Family Friend ,Huntsville ,AL

My heart aches for your family, you truly were the smile that would lighten a room. I have so many beautiful memories of you. May god wrap you in his arms and keep you in his light. Lee and Keven my heart is with you and my prayers go up for peace in your family.

Yasmin Rioux May 14, 2024

High School Friend ,Dubuque ,Iowa

I am so very sorry for your loss, dear family members. Ashley was one of the brightest shining and intelligent people I knew at Bad Aibling High School! She was one of the four of the last graduating class at Bad Aibling American High School! She was the Valedictorian, I was Salutatorian. Ashley always stood out due to her infectious smile, funny personality, and intelligent remarks and contributions in all classes. We will always remember you, Ashley.

Linda Koester-Vogelsang May 14, 2024

Amber Ballard's friend ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Amber - I am so sorry for this tremendous loss for you and your family. There are no words to express my deepest condolences. May the wonderful memories of your sister provide comfort and a celebration of her life here on earth.

Kurt and Marcy Bilbao May 15, 2024

family friends ,Liberty ,Missouri

We are so very sorry that you all are experiencing this tremendous loss. Are hearts break for the pain you must be feeling. We are praying for God's peace and presence to be felt. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you.

kim murphy May 16, 2024

Co worker/ corporate kids, Kansas City Missouri and ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Ashley was a vibrant loving person. She was sweet and loving individual. She will be missed. God bless Ashley and her entire family.

Stephanie Weeks May 17, 2024

Friend of Amber Ballard ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Our deepest condolences go out to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all Stephanie and Vernon Weeks

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