We have some extraordinarily bad news this morning.
By DAVE HELLING
Former Kansas City councilman Evert Asjes III, has passed away at the age of 77.
Asjes was an important member of the council during the Kay Barnes administration. He also became entangled in the Mark Funkhouser mayoral campaign, which he later regretted.
Said his widow, Susan, in a statement: He really loved Kansas City, and he believed he did important things for the city and loved doing it.
He was long connected with Rosehill Gardens. He had been ill for some time.
UPDATE, from the family:
A lifelong Kansas City resident, Evert treasured all good things about His Town, including the Royals, Chiefs and every persuasion of BBQ. He was better than Google maps about giving good directions and loved to expound on the citys landmarks and history...
Evert was one of the worlds loveliest human beings, quick with a smile, a joke and a laugh. A favorite bon mot was Ive been about as good as I can be for about as long as I can be. He enjoyed life tremendously and hated leaving the party.
He will be remembered and mourned and missed.
Visitation will be Friday, November 29, 6 to 8 p.m., Stine and McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza. A celebration of Everts life will be Saturday, November 30, 2 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza.