Lloyd A. Shea, 83, Wellington: Dec. 6, 1929 – Feb. 28, 2013

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first_imgLloyd A. Shea, of Wellington, died Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington at the age of 83.Lloyd was born the son of Elmer and Faye (Lantis) Shea on December 6, 1929 at his family home near Pomona.He married Naomi Ruth Osborn in April of 1953 on Mac Dill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. They were later separated.He served in the Air Force, loading bombs on planes during the Korean War. After the military, he and his family settled in Wichita for a short time, before returning to Florida. Boeing, which provided a section of the Apollo spacecraft, sent Lloyd to create and lead a quality control program at Cape Canaveral. He was involved with the majority of the Apollo missions. His aptitude for organization, attention to detail, and precision served him well throughout his working years.Survivors include his children Steven Lloyd Shea and Cynthia Lee (Shea) Wiley, both of Oxford, older brother Eugene Victor Shea and his wife Dixie of Hannah, Wyoming, grandchildren Cristy Lynn (Coffey) Newlin of Wellington and Bryson Lloyd Mahurin of Oxford, great-grandchildren Quentin Newlin (son of Cristy) and Aubrey Annah Persinger (daughter of Bryson) and a cousin, Delores (Beightol) Whiteman of Winfield. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Nancy Ellen (Davis) Shea and his younger brother John Frank Shea.A burial will take place at the Oxford Cemetery at a later date.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice 3210 West Kellogg Drive, Wichita. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img

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