Norman "Shorty" Ellis, age 71, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital on July 15, 2017 in Tulsa, OK after a long battle with multiple chronic health conditions. He worked as a Shipping Transportation Dispatcher.

Norman was born on 11/02/1945 in Nashville, Kansas to Roy Ellis and Irene Ellis and was the second to youngest of 4 children. Norman was preceded in death by father Roy Ellis and Irene Ratlief Ellis.

Shorty grew up in Cunningham, Kansas and graduated from Cunningham High School.  He was passionate about horses, was a cattle rancher for many years, and loved spending time being surrounded by family and friends.  

He is survived by his siblings Sherman (Charlotte) Ellis, Shirley Jean Ellis,

Jennie (Stephan) Galliart; children Brigette Ellis, Melinda Ellis, Michelle (Michael) Rieman; grandchildren Shain (Mackenzie) Rieman, Trenton Rieman, Erica Ellis, Jake Hilliard, Leyton Hilliard; great grandchildren Marley Rieman, Hadley Rieman, Tatum Rieman, and Landyn Rieman and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial is being held on August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cunningham Cemetery in Cunningham, KS. Immediately following the service the family invites you to join them for food and refreshments at the Cunningham Community Center located at 104 S. Main to celebrate the memory of Norman.