The death of Ashley Adams Hansrote, a cherished local, at the age of 39, cast a sombre pall over the Kentucky town of Mayfield on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Her premature death, which occurred within the familiar confines of her own house, put her family, friends, and coworkers in profound anguish. Ashley was well-known for her steadfast faith, passion for learning, and love of her family.
Ashley was a devout person who was well ingrained in the Baptist heritage. Her strong spiritual convictions served as a compass throughout her life, providing comfort and fortitude in both happy and trying circumstances. Her devotion to her faith was evident in her actions, as she lived her life with kindness, compassion, and an unwavering sense of moral purpose. She shared her faith with her family and friends, always ready to offer a listening ear or a comforting word to those in need.
Professionally, Ashley was an integral part of the Mayfield community, working at the Mayfield Elementary Preschool. Her role allowed her to impact the lives of countless children, shaping their early educational experiences and laying the foundation for their future learning journeys. Colleagues and students alike found comfort in her warm smile, her patience, and her genuine love for teaching. She embodied the values of dedication and compassion, leaving an indelible mark on the preschool and the young minds she nurtured.
At the heart of Ashley’s world were her family members, who meant everything to her. She leaves behind a loving husband, Scott Hansrote, who shared in her joys and sorrows for many years. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Their two daughters, Hayden Elizabeth Hansrote and Morgan Marie Hansrote, were her pride and joy. Ashley’s nurturing spirit extended beyond the classroom, as she poured her love and wisdom into her own children, helping them grow into the remarkable individuals they are today.
Ashley’s parents, Randy and Belinda Foy Adams, were a source of inspiration and support throughout her life. Her siblings, including brother Jason Adams and sisters Natalie Davis and Shannon Odom, shared a strong bond of love and friendship. Their family connections were a testament to the power of love and togetherness, which Ashley held dear.
In her journey through life, Ashley also cherished her grandparents, particularly her grandfather, William “Daddy Mutt” Foy, who provided her with a sense of stability and wisdom. The extended family network, including her mother and father-in-law, Greg and Pam Hansrote, and her brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Jenni Hansrote, formed a tight-knit community of love and support that was central to Ashley’s life.
Ashley’s family was not limited to blood relations. She had a wide circle of friends who had become like family over the years. These cherished relationships were a testament to her warm and welcoming nature. Ashley had a unique ability to make everyone feel valued and loved, and she treasured the bonds she shared with friends and coworkers. The Mayfield Elementary Preschool Team and Jaimie Dorsey Wojtczak, in particular, held a special place in her heart, and they will honor her memory as honorary pallbearers.
Ashley’s passing was preceded by the loss of her grandparents, Joe “Da” and Judy “Nonna” Adams, as well as her grandmother, Linda “Nanny” Bruce. Though she carried the weight of these losses, she did so with grace and resilience, drawing strength from the memories and love they left behind.
To honor Ashley’s memory and continue her legacy of care and compassion, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mayfield Family Resource Youth Services Center. This reflects her commitment to education and her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in her community.
Funeral services for Ashley Adams Hansrote will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Kentucky. Rev. Chad Lamb will officiate the service, providing comfort to all who gather to pay their respects. Following the service, Ashley will find her final resting place at Highland Park Cemetery, a serene location where her spirit will rest in peace.
The pallbearers, Sean Hansrote, Justin Smith, Jason Adams, Trey Davis, Logan Davis, Bryan Odom, and Zane White, will carry Ashley on her final journey, providing their support and strength. They will symbolize the love and unity that defined her life.
In memory of Ashley Adams Hansrote, the community will come together for a visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at the funeral home. This will be a time to share stories, reminisce, and offer comfort to one another as they remember a life well-lived.
Ashley Adams Hansrote’s legacy will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her unwavering faith, her dedication to education, and her love for her family and friends will forever serve as an inspiration. May her memory be a reminder of the profound impact one person can have on the lives of others and the enduring power of love and faith.