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William (Billy) Framel

December 24, 1940 — April 13, 2022

Overland Park

Billy Framel, 81, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away April 13, 2022 peacefully at Brookdale Memory Care surrounded by his loving family.  Visitation will be held at 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 20 at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park, KS  66213.  A graveside service will immediately follow the service at Johnson County Memorial Gardens.

Billy was born on December 24, 1940 in Ft. Smith Arkansas.  He was the son of Amelia and Leo Framel.  He attended St. Annes Academy and was an All-state and All-District Halfback.  According to his high school yearbook, “he provided a real thrill for the crowd with his breath-taking agility.” He played football for the University of Tulsa and was recruited by the Detroit Lions after college. Instead, he decided to teach biology and coach football at Tulsa High School.   He was married to his high school sweetheart Nancy Slater for 17 years and had 3 children.

Billy decided to make a career change and was a general agent for Kansas City Life Insurance Company.  He had his own agency in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He met Mary Lou Alexander in 1987 and they were married for 34 years.

Billy and Mary Lou enjoyed entertaining friends, dancing, traveling, and spending time with their family. In 2005, Bill and Mary Lou decided to move to Overland Park to be closer to Mary Lou’s family. Billy continued to be a fierce competitor his whole life.  Whether it was competing in a friendly game of golf or hunting deer and quail with friends.  Sports were still his passion cheering on the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and his beloved Tulsa Football team.  Some of Bill’s happiest times were sitting outdoors with a cold beer telling stories to neighbors and friends.

Survivors include his wife Mary Lou Framel of the home; sons: Chris (Denise) Framel, Mark (Debbie) Framel; daughter, Terri Framel; stepdaughters: Yvette (Joseph) Miceli, and Danielle (Joe) Sieverling.  He was blessed with seven grandchildren: Jourdan (Wes) Burghardt, Brandi (Conley) Chitwood, Lauren Robertson, Blake Robertson, Jack Miceli, Taylor Sieverling and Braucher Sieverling and 3 great-grandchildren.  He also leaves behind siblings: John (Phyllis) Framel, Jim (Karen) Framel and Mary Self.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Leo Framel and sister, Connie Timmermeyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Church of the Ascension or American Heart Association.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Johnson County Memorial Gardens

11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210

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