Franklin “Frank” Alexander

Funeral services for Franklin “Frank” Alexander, 88, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 North 4th St. in Lawrence. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. Frank passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at LMH Health.

Frank was born on November 4, 1933, in Memphis, MO, the son of Paul J. and Leona M. (Hocker) Alexander. He married Betty J. St. Clair on September 27, 1951, in Downing MO. He and Betty relocated to Lawrence, KS in 1953 where they established their home for approximately 7 decades. Frank was an Insurance Professional that achieved his CLU and CFC and was well known and respected for his service to both his clients and community. He worked tirelessly to help his clients and friends protect both life and property against unforeseen risks and to make their quest for a secure future a reality. Frank never turned down an opportunity to help anyone that could use his assistance in their efforts to succeed and make a contribution to their family and community. Frank was a champion of the “little guy” and was dedicated to making their lives better.

Frank was active within the Lawrence community as he was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, the Breakfast Cosmopolitan Club, Masonic Lodge #6 Scottish Rite, the Lawrence Underwriters and a past member of the Lawrence Jaycees. He served in leadership roles within all of the above organizations. He was a founding member of the Cosmopolitan Club and was Cosmo-of-the-year twice. He was Happy Time Squares, Square Dance Club Co-President, which he served two terms.

Frank and his wife, Betty J. St. Clair, married on September 27, 1951, in Downing, MO. She survives him at their home. Other survivors include his two sons, Patrick L. and (Teri) Alexander, Lecompton, KS, and Paul F. and (Marsha) Alexander, Baldwin City, KS, daughter, Sharon L. and (Roger) Stumfoll, Hastings, MN; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren: and fifteen great grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to Centenary United Methodist Church or the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

12 Condolences

  1. George & Sherry Catt on November 13, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Frank Alexander was a friend, confidant and Cosmo for more than 50 years. He was our insurance advisor and provider, and he and Betty, along with Larry and Carolyn Auwarter were co-owners with us in the 3300 Mesa Way Condominium for over 20 years. Frank was a community leader and our condolences go out to his family.

  2. Susan Adams on November 13, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Betty, I was so sorry to hear about Frank. We worked together for fifteen years and he was always a pleasure to be around! My prayers are with you.

  3. Cecil Kingsley on November 14, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Frank was a long time friend and special person. He loved life and was always kind. Teresa and I send prayers to the family.

  4. Judy & David Stutenroth on November 14, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    I have known Frank for over 45 years. First as a member of Lawrence Breakfast Cosmos, then as a co-owner with Larry Auwarter and George Catt in their combined business building, as my life insurance expert, and finally as a neighbor out here on Pleasant Grove Hill, Betty, Pat, & Paul we are so sorry for your loss, but glad for your happy life with a wonderful man.

  5. Greg Neis on November 14, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Paul and family, so sorry for your loss.

  6. Ken & Mary Ertl on November 15, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Betty, so sorry to hear about Frank. He was a great guy and never knew a stranger. He will be missed !

  7. Cliff and Sandy Hadl on November 16, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Pat and family sorry to hear about Frank. I can still remember good times when I was growing up in the neighborhood.

  8. curt georgeson on November 16, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    To the Alexander Family, sorry to hear about Frank. Peace and Prayers to you all. Remembering all the good times we had together as family trips to go camping at Perry or to some nice place in Colorado. Plus hunting with the english setters in western Kansas. Must mention how hard all the Dads that formed that small business of Equity Inv. and how they worked their day jobs every day and at night countless hours fixing, painting,renting keeping those apartments in great shape. lots of memories!!!

  9. Karen Georgeson Burk on November 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I’m sorry to hear about Frank. My heart and prayers go out to you, Betty and family. So many memories of our families growing up together; camping adventures, hunting trips to western KS, playing with bird dog puppies even though we were “ruining” them, long hours keeping up the apartments, and get togethers at one another’s houses. I fondly (now) recall the time Frank and my dad played good cop/bad cop at 2145 to affirm that yes indeed, speed limits DO apply to floral delivery trucks. As an adult, Frank came alongside us as our dad got sick and we needed his advice in so many areas. God’s comfort and healing for you all.

  10. Jenifer Janousek on November 17, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  11. Robin on November 19, 2021 at 10:47 am

    So very sorry for your loss of Frank. I first met Frank years ago when my parents told me to establish some life insurance to protect very young family. He was wonderful !

  12. Charlotte Talley on November 19, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Mr. Alexander managed a property that I lived in for several years. He was very kind and generous with me as I experienced a couple of big changes in my life. I remember him warmly and extend my condolences to the Alexander family.

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