Chance Ellis, 36, Topeka: Sept. 16, 1981 – March 7, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Chance Ellis, 36, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. He was born on Sept. 16, 1981, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Robert and Bonnie Abernathy Ellis.

Chance earned his Eagle Scout and worked as a construction contractor.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie.

Chance is survived by his dad and step mom, Bob and Ronda Ellis; five​ brothers, Charles (Sherry) Ellis, Heath Heston, Branson Tomlinson,​ Collin Ellis and Eric J. ​Lira; five sisters, Monique (Brandon) Hart, Tosha (Jeremy) Bien, Angelina Lira, Michaela Lira and Lauren Ellis; and three children he fathered​.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Overbrook Bible Church, 719 Western Heights Dr., Overbrook, Kan. Cremation will follow services and inurnment will be in the Carbondale Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Chance Ellis Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.  Online condolences may be left at

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