|Date Of Birth:||August 31, 1943|
|Date Of Death:||September 9, 2010|
|Service Date:||11:00 AM, Monday Sept. 13, Trinity Episcopal Church|
Stephen Richard Frampton, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital. He was 67 years old.
Born August 31, 1943 in Olean, New York, he was the son of Richard Amos and Elizabeth (Wallace) Frampton. Stephen was a 1961 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School in PA, he received his BA from Grove City College in PA in 1965 he completed his graduate work at General Theological Seminary with his MDIV in 1968. He was a retired clergyman in the Episcopal church serving parishes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Following his retirement with the church he worked in business, sales management and banking and in 2003 retired to the forest of Bloomington. His memberships included the Arnold Air Society, Kiwanis Club, the Bloomington Community Band, was an active church volunteer and choir member and was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge. Stephen was an avid reader and was known for his great sense of humor and worldly wisdom.
He is survived by his wife, Kristeen (Koepcke) Frampton of Bloomington; one son Richard Anthony “Tony” Frampton and his wife Jacquelyn McEntire of Indianapolis; father and step-mother in law F. Kristen Koepcke and Shirley P. Koepcke of Naples, FL; mother in law Kayleen Vinton of Shelbyville, IN; and sister in law Kendra Doyle and her husband Jon of Batesville, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 111 S. Grant Street. Services will conclude at the church. Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Emergency Winter Shelter in care of Allen Funeral Home.
- From: Denise Cavanaugh
Dear Tony, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I see you in his face. I can tell from his big smile that he was a very "fun" man to be with. I'm sure he will stay in your heart forever. Keep your chin up. All my best, Denise Cavanaugh
- From: Tamera Reynolds
Kris, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know what a wonderful loving husband he was to you. I only met him once, but he made a good impression. Know that I am sending warm thoughts your way.
This will be a difficult journey, but I know you will make it with courage and grace.
- From: Al and Judy Harris
Kristeen we are so sorry to hear about Steve's death. Please know that Al and I will keep you in our prayers as you go through this trying time.
Judy and Al
- From: Bill Frampton
Kristeen and Tony,
I am so sorry for your loss, even though Steve and I haven't kept in touch as much as we should have I thought of him often. We were close all through high school but then went our own ways and never saw that much of each other.
I will always remember our family picnics and his mother always made the best baked beans and his dad (Uncle Dick) played the guitar.
Again, I am sorry but knowing Steve he is in a much better place.
- From: Linda Smith
I was so surprised to hear of Steven's passing. I hope you find much comfort in your memories of a life well lived and the times shared with such a dear man. Please know that the Euchre group all have you in our thoughts and prayers.
- From: Judy Pennington
Location:Allen Funeral Home
To the family of Stephen Kramton:
We were so sad to hear of your loss. May you depend on God for your strength to go through the next few days, weeks, and years.
Grieving is a part of the process and allow yourself the time and give yourself the permission to do so.
- From: Suzanne Halvorson
I was deeply saddened to learn of Steve's untimely passing. You are heavy on my heart and in my prayers.
I am so glad that our last lunch together was with Steve. My memory of Steve is that he was always smiling and warm and such a gentle soul. I will always treasure knowing that he was open to learning to weave, and that he created from the heart the pieces that he wove.
I am here for you.
In His Love,
- From: Gary Wiggins
We in the Bloomington Community Band will miss Steve. We appreciated his service to the band and his willingness to play the horn when that section was down to only a few members. Our condolences.
- From: Shirley Braden
Kris, Just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
- From: Mike Beth Hughes
We were so sad to hear about Steve's passing. He was such a gentle man and we are privileged to have gotten to know him. Just know that if you need anything, please call.
We are only an hour away.
Kris.....you are in our prayers.
Beth and Mike Hughes
- From: Megan Greenlee
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- From: Joel Frampton Gilfert
Dear Tony, Although I never had the chance to meet your father, I would like to express our family's condolences to you all from his hometown of Eldred.
- From: Pam Koepcke McKamey
Location:New London, PA
Kristy, I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my heart during this difficult time. Steve will be missed by our whole family. Sending you and Tony our deepest sympathy. Love, Pam
- From: Suzy Cain
Kris, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out this morning at weight watchers, otherwise, I would have been at the funeral. You and your family will be in my prayers. You are an incredible woman. Suzy
- From: Shelley Hahn
Kris, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
- From: Kay Mueller
Dear Kris, We already miss Steve as a neighbor. He was so funny and smart. Such a good person. You know we're right down the road when you need anything. Love, Kay (& Tom too)
- From: Tom Gruenenfelder
Steve was one of the best read and most intelligent people that I have known. And one of the most interesting. I tried for a long time to prove him wrong on one thing or another, but don't think I ever succeeded. We are going to miss him.
Tom (and Kay, too)
- From: Rich and Leslie Skillman
So many wonderful memories of Steve. From blessing our marriage to his great sense of humor, he will forever be in our hearts.
Leslie and Rich