Michael M. Ames

December 10, 1944August 29, 2013
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Michael M. Ames, 68, of Overland Park, KS, passed away suddenly on August 29, 2013. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 4th at Chapel Hill-Butler, 701N. 94th St., KCK. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, September 5th at the funeral home. Interment with Honors will follow the services in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to American Legion Post 327, 7413 Goddard, Overland Park, KS 66203. Mike was born December 10, 1944 to Francis and Caroline Ames. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mike married Billie Lemmon on December 28, 1968 and they enjoyed 23 years of marriage before her passing in 1991. Mike has worked in the drywall industry for many years; he owned his own company, Mike Ames Drywall and then worked for Ferguson Drywall Inc. as a construction manager since 1991. He played hockey in his younger years and had a passion for cars, shooting and watersports. Mike’s family said that he was an amazing cook and could prepare anything you could think of. He was preceded in death by his wife Billie Ames, his mother, Caroline Ames, his in-laws, William and Anita Lemmon and his uncle Donnin Ames. Mike is survived by his father, Francis “Ace” Ames of Overland Park, KS; son, Alex Ames and his fiancé Tammy of KCK; son, Nick Ames of KCK; sister, Michelle Leeson of Lawrence, KS; as well as many other relatives and friends.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2013

Michael M. Ames

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December 14, 2013

Even though this is December, and not knowing of your loss, Francis and family, I sincerely am so sorry. Cousin, Mae Ames(Winter,Wisconsin)

Rick Moore

September 5, 2013

Well,when i heard my heart sank, I lost a good friend,I just called him on the phone days before lettin him know that I was coming to KC and I was getting together with him and Steve, the three of us always keep in touch, we had a lot of good times together, the three of us,, I grew up in drywall with Mike, when i was 13 back in the sixtys, My heart goes out to the kids and family and especially Steve, cause I know he lost his best friend,,,Mike you will be miss but not forgotten,,,Love u man

Dave Warden

September 5, 2013

Thoughts out to Nick and Alex. Mike never met a stranger, always talked about his dad and could cook up some grub. I will miss him. Will miss him more out in the field, driving by and stopping to talk.

Richard & Cheryl Lemmon

September 4, 2013

Many good memories of Mike and Billie.

Pete Collins

September 4, 2013

You will be missed

Mike Chase

September 3, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Richard Ames

September 3, 2013

Our prayers are for all the family members at this shocking time. We are giving hugs from afar. Richard Ames

Arturo & Julie Delgado

September 2, 2013

Our heart goes out to the Ames Family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Delgado Family

Patricia Ames

September 1, 2013

Mike, You were such an engaging guy, now gone too soon; we are so very, very sorry. Uncle Francis, cousin Michelle, and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Patricia & Robert

Betti Feeney

September 1, 2013

Ace, Michelle, and Mike's family. So very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Betti Swarts Feeney