Oct 20, 1944---Jul 08, 2024

William T. "Bill" LaFavor, 79, of Fairway, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2024 at his home with his family by his side. 

Bill was born to the late William and Josephine LaFavor, in Kansas City, KS, on October 20,1944. He attended Blessed Sacrament School, Bishop Ward High School, and eventually Donnelly College. He loved to travel, and his professional career was devoted entirely to the travel industry, including 17 years at Braniff Airlines. He forged lifelong friendships along the way, a tribute to his sweet, caring, and fun nature. 

His most impressive achievement, however, was the lasting impact he had on his family. He was passionate about his family, and was proud to attend every grand kid's event he could. 

Bill is survived by his wife: Joyce; four children: Julie (Jeff) Knoche, Sheila (Dave) Pitt, Colleen (Jim) Olinger, and Billy (Nina) LaFavor; and a sister: Sharon (Tony) Hackney. He is also survived by ten grandchildren: Lauren (Curtis) Knapp and Jacob Pitt; Maggie, John (Claire), and Tim Dehan; Tara and Braden Olinger; and Meyer, Jasper, and Silas LaFavor.

A visitation will be held at 9 am on Saturday, July 13, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Rd., Roeland Park, KS, with a Funeral Mass at 10 am. A lunch will be held following Mass in the Parish Center for those willing to attend. There will be a private family burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bishop Ward High School.

 



Condolences

Karen Jul 10, 2024

Friend of sister ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Sharon, I'm saddened to hear of the loss of your brother. I never met him, but he sounds like a truly delightful person. Prayers for you and your family. Karen McLemore Doty

John and Susan Weber Jul 10, 2024

Former neighbor, friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Dear Joyce and family, So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We will be out of town for his service but will keep you and the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill and Marylou Schoep Jul 10, 2024

Family friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Bill was a wonderful man, who adored his family and respected everyone he met. He had a quick and witty sense of humor. I will miss the big hugs he would give me whenever I saw him. Rest in Peace, Marylou Schoep

Erin Crume Jul 11, 2024

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I was lucky enough to meet Bill because he was so devoted to watching every game his grandkids participated in I am thankful I was able to meet him and saw firsthand how much family meant to him God bless your soul and grant eternal rest

Karen Beaty Jul 11, 2024

Aunt to Nina and Billy LaFavor ,Gainesville ,Florida

I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Bill. My heart goes out to you, Joyce and the family during this difficult time. Bill was a remarkable person, always with a smile and I remember how much I enjoyed spending time with him. His memory will live on with all of us. My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Danny Hackney Jul 11, 2024

Dear Sharon and Joyce, I was very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He always seemed to be such a happy and fun guy. I know he will be missed by many. I also know the memories you have created will help you through the difficult times. God bless.

Karen Beaty Jul 11, 2024

Aunt to Nina and Billy LaFavor ,Gainesville ,Florida

I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Bill. My heart goes out to you, Joyce and the family during this difficult time. Bill was a remarkable person, always with a smile and I remember how much I enjoyed spending time with him. His memory will live on with all of us. My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Terry Steele Jul 11, 2024

Friend ,Palm Harbor ,Florida

Dear Joyce and family, Sad am I today hearing of Bill's passing. He was a special friend and a fine man. I know how much all of you meant to him. May God support and strengthen you during this difficult time. Knowing Bill, I know he would not want us to grieve for long, but we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for sure. I can't imagine life without him, but we have many great memories to get us by.

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
St. Agnes Catholic Church
Address:
5250 Mission Rd.
City:
Roeland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66205
Date:
Jul 13, 2024
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
St. Agnes Catholic Church
Address:
5250 Mission Rd.
City:
Roeland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66205
Date:
Jul 13, 2024
Time:
10:00 AM
Google Map: