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Lance Shepard

July 10, 1975 — April 11, 2014

Lance Shepard

Lance Thomas Shepard, age 38 of Ellis, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home. He was born July 10, 1975 in Hugoton, Kansas to Keith Sullivan and Glenda Fern (Little). His parents are Steve and Glenda Fern (Little) Shepard. He graduated from Stanton County High School in 1994 and also graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Animal Science. He married Anita Jo Zordel March 23, 2013 in WaKeeney, Kansas.

He was currently working for Eck and Eck Construction in Ellis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting, spending time with his children and family, he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Ellis Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Anita of Ellis; two sons, Thomas Lance Shepard and Quinton Isaiah Shepard; two daughters, Adelita Rose Shepard and Josie Ann Shepard all of Ellis; his parents, Steve and Glenda Shepard of Johnson, KS; a sister, Bonnie Montoya of Johnson, KS; a step brother, Stephen Shepard of Salina; a step sister, Reta Shepard of Archie, MO;a half brother, Aaron Sullivan of Weatherford, TX; and a half sister, Brandy Phillips of Ada, OK.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Hannah Shepard.

Local Funeral services will be 3 :00 PM Wednesday at the Ellis Baptist Church with Visitation Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 Pm at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E 17th Ellis, KS 67637 and Wednesday 2:00 PM - service time at the church.

Johnson, Kansas Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Johnson, Kansas Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Friends may call from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.

Memorials are suggested to the Ellis Rec. Commission or the Ellis Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family by guest book at or emailed to

Service Information

Visitation Tuesday

April 15, 2014

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Keithley Funeral Chapel

400 E. 17th Street

Ellis, Kansas 67637

Funeral Service Wednesday

April 16, 2014

3:00 PM

Ellis Baptist Church

109 W. 9th

Ellis, KS 67637

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