Francis L. Alexander

A Graveside service for Francis L. Alexander, 82, Lawrence, will be 11 am Friday, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Francis passed away August 12, 2014, at Tonganoxie Rehab Center, after battling Parkinson ’s disease.

He was born August 13, 1931, in Lawrence, the son of the late Leroy and Geneva Bateson Alexander. He attended Woodlawn Elementary School, the three junior highs at 9th & Kentucky St. – Central, Old High, and Manual – and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1949. Before joining the Lawrence Police Department in 1960, Francis worked at Constant Construction as a carpenter and for the Lawrence Gas Company. In 1987 he retired from the Police Department as a Detective. Francis was an avid fan and enjoyed watching and following KU football and basketball.  He was also a giant Kansas City Royals fan.

Francis married Betty Lee Deplue on July 2, 1950, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three children, Larry (Life Partner, Renee Stotler) of Lawrence, Rhonda Busch (husband, Steve) of Fairfax, Virginia, and Duane, of Lawrence; grandchildren Lori Alexander of Lawrence; Larabe (wife, Tammy) of Ottawa; Jamie Stotler, Olathe, Kansas, Jessica Busch, Manassas Park, Virginia, Steven Busch (wife, Katie) of Centreville, Virginia; Cassie Madison of Blue Springs, Missouri; seven great grandchildren, Deborah Busch of Manassas Park, Virginia; Teagan Busch of Centreville, Virginia; Emily Alexander, Mikala Alexander, Makayla Alexander and Scarlett Alexander of Ottawa, Kansas; Sammie Brickhouse and Lexie Brickhouse of Blue Springs, Missouri, and many nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Beverly Springer and grandson, Jason.

Friends may call from noon to 8pm Thursday where the family will receive them from 6pm-7pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials made to Douglas County Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Nyle & Shari Wiggins...

Betty and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
With our deepest sympathy,
Nyle and Shari Wiggins

From Rick DURRANT...

Sorry for your loss your dad was always a good person and played it straight with all the teenagers.

From Brenda Schmidt...

Lori and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your “Grandpa” Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much he meant to you. May the memory of how much he loved you comfort you now. Brenda

From Jennifer Stegall...

Deepest condolences to the family of a wonderful kind, caring man. Dad spoke very highly of Francis and his parents. May he rest in peace.

From Sheila Amyx Neff...

Betty and Family: My deepest condolences on his loss. Daddy considered Francis a friend. A double blessing to have a cousin and a friend. My prayer is that the happy memories of Francis’ love and joy carry you through this day and the ones to come. Sheila Amyx Neff

From Larry Alexander...

Rest in peace Dad!!

From Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine...

The Physicians and Staff of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine send our deepest sympathies to your family.

From Robb Still...

Larry & Family,
Condolences on the loss of your Father.

From Kenna Tait...

Betty and family,
I am so very sorry to hear Francis has passed. One of my favorite people, the world has lossed a great man. Francis you will be missed!
My heart goes out to you all!
With deepest sympathy,

From Jan Roberts...

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Sincerely, Jan Roberts

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