Thomas Neal Absher

May 16, 1942December 28, 2018

Thomas left this earth to be home with Our Heavenly Father on December 28th, 2018.

He was born on May 16, 1942 to parents Wilbur (Boe) and Anabel Absher in Wathena, Kansas. His parents preceded him in death. He was a Baptist.

He attended school in Wathena and went to 2 years of college at Highland Community College. He played all sports in high school and football at Highland Community College.

Tom married Nancy K. Petro on September 14th, 1963 at St. James Parish in St. Joseph, MO. They were blessed with three children; Thomas Aaron, Brian, & Amy. He owned and operated Absher Sign & Printing for 35 years; 25 of those years Nancy worked with him.

He coached his children in football, basketball, & baseball. He enjoyed golfing, art, and spending time with his family. He loved to watch KU basketball and K-State football.

He is survived by his wife Nancy of 55 years. Their children: Thomas Aaron (Tammie), Brian (Grace), and Amy (Daniel). Ten grandchildren: Tyler, Jordan, Mindy, Molly, Colin, Thomas, Ashley, Brynn, Ian, & Zoey. Three sisters: Nancy (Wallace) Prawl of Stewartsville, Missouri, Linda (Russ) Nigus of Topeka, Kansas & Jeri (Jim) Hewins of Eudora, Kansas. His uncle Harvey (Jean Gayle) Parker of St. Joseph, Missouri and many nieces, nephews, & cousins.

He was a strong Christian man who fought a long hard battle. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS, followed by the Memorial Service at 2:30 pm.


  • Wilbur Absher, Father
  • Anabel (Parker) Absher, Mother
  • Nancy (Petro) Absher, Wife
  • Thomas Aaron Absher and his wife, Tammie, Son
  • Brian Absher and his wife, Grace, Son
  • Amy Fitzgerald and her husband, Daniel, Daughter
  • Nancy Prawl and her husband, Wallace, Sister
  • Linda Nigus and her husband, Russ, Sister
  • Jeri Hewins and her husband, Jim, Sister
  • Harvey Parker and his wife, Jean Gayle, Uncle
  • Thomas is also survived by ten grandchildren: Tyler, Jordan, Mindy, Molly, Colin, Thomas, Ashley, Brynn, Ian, & Zoey; and many nieces, nephews, & cousins.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Thomas Neal Absher

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Linda (Simmons) Pratt

January 10, 2019

This is with sincere sympathy and prayers for your loss. Tommy, Linda and I shared many trips from Wathena to Leona in the early 1960's....those are special memories I cherish and a lasting friendship with Linda. Love and prayers to your family.

Linda (Simmons) Pratt

Rhonda Stucinski

January 3, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God's love provide comfort and peace. Rhonda