Evelyn G Ashford

August 19, 1915November 7, 2011

Evelyn Glore Ashford, 96 years old, embarked on her final journey Monday, November 7, 2011 in Kansas City, MO, to join her parents and friends in heaven.

Evelyn was the only child born to the union of Malvern and Jessie Parker in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She graduated from Sumner High School in 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri and received a BA in Education from Fisk University in 1936 in Nashville, TN. On June 8, 1941, she was married to Edward Byron Glore, owner of Glore Radio and Television Store. With this union, two sons were born, Edward Byron Glore, Jr. and Gregory Malvern Glore. She taught first grade for more than 30 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis, as well as Jack & Jill of America. Edward Glore Sr. died on September 16, 1980. Evelyn remarried on September 15, 1984 to Jesse Ashford and moved to Jefferson City, MO, where she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and was active in various community organizations including Docent at the Cole County Historical Museum, Volunteer at the Capital Region Medical Center and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as well as member of several Bridge Clubs. After Jesse passed away in 2000, she remained in Jefferson City until October 2002. She then moved to Kansas City to be near her family, and became a member of St. James United Methodist Church, where her son Gregory belonged. She was a member of The Brunchers, The Kansas City Birthday Club, The Saturday Night Sixteen Club and The Ivadif Bridge Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Evelyn’s greatest delight lay in family and treasuring her friendships. She is survived by two sons, E. Byron Glore, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA and Gregory M. Glore of Overland Park, KS; two granddaughters, Gabrielle Glore of Brooklyn, New York and Angela Glore of New York, NY; two cousins Albert Hardy of New York, NY and Richard Harris of Missoula, MT; and countless friends. Services: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at McGilley State Line Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the following two Kansas City, MO organizations would be appreciated: St. James United Methodist Church (c/o Children’s Connection) and Kansas City Hospice House.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 19, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Janice Carter

December 8, 2011

Byron and Greg,
In the short time that I knew Evelyn one thing stands out; and that is she knew how to laugh and enjoy life. I'm so glad I got to visit her last summer (2010). She told me "You haven't changed a bit.... well maybe a little." :-) We had a good laugh. I will remember her with a smile and consider myself one of the lucky ones to have crossed her path.

Sharon Coleman

December 2, 2011

Mrs. Glore was my first grade teacher at James Milton Turner School. She was a wonderful teacher who inspired in her students to be and do their best. My memories of that wonderful year are still fresh. I loved Mrs. Glore because she loved her students. I have carried my love for her in my heart for nearly 60 years. She touched many lives and will live forever in our memories. God has claimed a most beautiful flower for His Heavenly Garden, now all the more sweet and more beautiful.

Don Berry

November 29, 2011

Byron and Greg,
I apologize for this delayed message.
I'll always remember your mom's lovely
smile and kindness. She was truly a
class act. I hope it gives you some comfort to know she is now resting in
eternal peace.

Jean Nofles

November 27, 2011

Byron, Gregory, you are very fortunate to have had your mother with you for so many years.

Claire Lockman Boyce

November 27, 2011

I will always cherish my last visit with Mrs. Glore in Jefferson City Missouri in 2002. She was still quite the hostess with her wonderful conversation and postive attitude. She loved life and everyone. I often think of her as I have started to play Bridge with my retired friends.
Gregory and Byron, you were so blessed to have Mrs. Glore as your wonderful MOTHER.
God Bless you all.
Claire Lockman Boyce,Ph.D.
Atlanta Georgia

Stella Hughes

November 19, 2011

A friend is a present you give to yourself by being a friend to others. Evelyn was that kind of person. You received a spiritual inspiration from her when she engaged you in conversation. She made you feel that she believed in you and trusted you. We became friends when I joined the St. Ann's Guild at All Saints' Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Mo. She was very welcoming from the moment we met. I missed her terribly when she moved to Jefferson City. She was such a beautiful person and true friend. My heartfelt sympathy to her dear family. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is now one of heaven's beautiful angels. Stella Hughes

November 18, 2011

To Gregory Glore and family,

You have my condolences on your loss. Grey my mother moved on to her reward in 2009 at the age of 91. Our mothers completed GOD's journey and now receiving their just rewards. They raised their families. Now it our turn to complete our journey and receive our rewards. For our mothers it is a job well done and a true celebration.

I am very happy!

Your long time friend,

George A. Buckner III and family

November 18, 2011

Gregory, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We offer our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother.

Bev Strohmeyer and the staff of the Missouri Arts Council

Moneva Mckoin

November 18, 2011

November 14, 2011

Dear Evelyn

We were more than just friends, we were family, so many years being apart of each others lives.
Apart of each others weddings, God mother to my youngest daughter and Byron, your oldest was almost born in our car when we took you to the hospital. Our lives were filled with so much fun and happiness when together. Our children so fond and caring of each other.

Thank you for being my friend

Love you

Carter Whitson

November 17, 2011

May light perpetual shine on this dear lady who taught me to read at Turner School. She was no help with my penmanship, but that wasn't her fault. I will cherish my memories of her always.
Carter H. Whitson, Ph.D.