Thada Irene Lance 85 of Derby, Kansas formerly of Fredonia and Neodesha, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Westview Care & Rehabilitation in Derby, Kansas. Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Neodesha Cemetery in Neodesha, Kansas under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel.
Thada Irene (Sturgeon)was born November 7, 1936, in Neodesha, Kansas the daughter of Horace Ellsworth and Beulah (Vantrease) Sturgeon. Thada attended school in Neodesha and Graduated from Neodesha High School in 1953. On November 14, 1954 Thada was united in Marriage to Jackie (Jack) Lance in Neodesha, Kansas. Thada and Jack moved to Altoona and lived a short time then moved to Fredonia where they lived for about 30 years before moving to Wichita, Kansas in 1981. Jack Lance preceded her in death in September 2017. Thada has been living in the Westview Care home the last 10 years.
Thada loved collecting Dolls and Antiquing she ran an Antiquing store out of her garage called the Thablar. Thada loved to work in her garden and love to plant flowers. Thada also loved to sew and make quilts but most of all she loved spending time with her loving family and have them at her home for a visit. Her family will miss her very much.
Thada is survived by one son, Chris Lance and wife Amy of Winfield, KS. and two daughters, Jacquelin Villa and husband Larenzo of Rockwall, TX. and Delorna Lance of Englewood, FL. And one brother Gerald Sturgeon of Neodesha, KS. and 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
Thada is preceded in death by her husband Jack Lance, son Clifford Lance and daughter Bylinda Lance. On-Line condolences can be left to the family by going to www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com