March 4, 2024

Lance Thomas Shepard, age 38 of Ellis, Kansas, formerly of Johnson, 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, Kansas; two sons, Thomas Lance Shepard and Quinton Isaiah Shepard; two daughters, Adelita Rose Shepard and Josie Ann Shepard all of Ellis, Kansas; his parents, Steve and Glenda Shepard of Johnson, Kansas; a sister, Bonnie Montoya of Johnson, Kansas; a step-brother, Stephen Shepard of Salina, Kansas; a step-sister, Reta Shepard of Archie, Missouri; a half-brother, Aaron Sullivan of Weatherford, Texas; and a half-sister, Brandy Phillips of Ada, Oklahoma.

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

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Johnson, Kansas with Pastor Kris Humphrey officiating. 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. Memorial contributions may be given to the Ellis Recreation Commission in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.

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