Anthony - Dylan Wayne Stephenson, son of Jay and Shannon (Shellito) Stephenson, was born July 5, 2002 in Hays, Kansas. Dylan began his eternal life in heaven on January 25, 2021.
Dylan attended Smith Center Elementary School and Smith Center Jr. Sr. High School until moving to Anthony, KS where he completed his high school career at Chaparral High School; Graduating with the class of 2020. Dylan was active in wrestling, football, and trapshooting at Chaparral where he achieved numerous medals and accomplishments along with a love for the sport. Dylan was always eager to work and help where he could beginning with being a farmhand on his grandparents farm in Lebanon, KS. His eagerness for working paved the way to him working at DLS Underground in Harper, KS from the young age of 14. Dylan most recently started a new career path as a painter at Harper Industries in Harper, KS.
Dylan is preceded in death by his grandparents: Jerry Joe Stephenson, Katherine Boyette, Glen Pletcher; Great Grandparents: Duane and Lucille Kugler, Alfred and Mattie Shellito; Biological Father: Kerry Pletcher.
Dylan is survived by Jay and Shannon Stephenson of the home; Sisters Natasha (Blake) Towery of Smith Center, KS, Lindsey (Dustin) Stansbury of Harper, KS, Madison Conaway (Justin Struble) of Anthony, KS; Grandparents Ed and Marian Shellito of Lebanon, KS, Gloria Stephenson of Selma, NC, Debra Snead of Topeka, KS; Nieces Cabela, Kimber, and Sterling Stansbury of Harper, KS; Best friend and love of his life Cheyenne Lukens of Medicine Lodge, KS; A great many of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and countless Friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021 at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 113 S. Madison St., Smith Center, KS, with Pastor Mike Gooder officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will take place at Custer Cemetery, Smith County, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Dylan Stephenson Memorial Fund - PO BOX 484, Anthony, KS 67003 - in care of Banc Central.