Lloyd Howard Ellis, age 92, passed away on July 21, 2019, at his home in Bixby, Oklahoma, surrounded by his loving family. Howard was born June 4, 1927, in Elkhart, Kansas, the son of Lloyd and Louise ( Davis ) Ellis. Howard farmed with his father prior to joining the United States Navy in World War II. Upon his return, he continued farming and later worked as a telephone line technician, journeyman electrician, agricultural irrigation sprinkler installer, and numerous entrepreneurial endeavors.
His greatest lifetime accomplishment was his legacy. On August 14, 1946, he married Eunice Mae Burch in Tribune, Kansas. Howard and Eunice’s family includes seven children: Larry Howard Ellis (deceased), Diana and Larry Davis, Bob and Deb Ellis, Donna Storeim and Robert Ferem, Debbie Holt, Dixie Ireland, and Dana and Leo Graves; 13 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren. Howard is survived by four siblings: June Burch, Ruby Stein, Duanita Garvis and David Ellis.
Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Eunice (January 29, 2012), and son, Larry (February 17, 1950).
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 27th, at 2:00pm in the Leoti Cemetery, Leoti, Kansas with Pastor Gary Salmans officiating and Military Honors provided by the United States Navy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Wichita County Amusement Association in care of:
Price & Sons Funeral Home
Leoti, Ks 67861
Immediately following the graveside services, the family invites you to join them at the Baptist Church in Leoti for coffee, dessert and appetizers.