Jeremy Shane Sullivan

Jeremy Shane Sullivan 47 of Belton Missouri, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family in Archie Missouri. Jeremy was born on June 5th 1974 in Cape Girardeau Missouri to Elaine (Tompkins) Robb and Aubry “Bunky” Sullivan. Jeremy was the perfect child from the day he was born he was a gift of nature. Jeremy laughed a lot as a child. He was smart, mindful and well mannered. Jeremy was quiet growing up; he always managed to entertain himself and find something new to learn. In 1987 Elaine Tompkins married Kenneth Robb at which point 13 year old Jeremy gained two older brothers, a younger sister and a father figure. Ken took Jeremy under his wing immediately and taught him how to hunt and fish. These trades quickly became some of Jeremy’s favorite pastimes. The first fishing trip Jeremy went on he got a treble hook caught in his leg, and of all of the places Ken could think of to have it removed he decided to have the local bait shop remove it! When Jeremy went hunting for the first time he waited all day to find a deer and just before dark when he was ready to give up he spotted a doe and was able to take it down. Jeremy was resilient when he wanted something he always made it happen!

When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up his dream was to become a Pool Shark.Jeremy had an incredible work ethic. For his first job he worked at RC’s in Martin City Mo. Everyone there loved him and how hard he always worked. When he left RC’s he continued in the restaurant industry for a while and worked at The Family Cabin where he made many more friends. Jeremy loved learning new trades and after his stint in the restaurant business went on to learn how to install roofing with Steve Krekovich, flooring at Kenney’s Tile and SVB. Jeremy loved his job at SVB and made many friends he would consider family. He loved his job and enjoyed learning new things about the flooring industry daily. Jeremy married his high school sweetheart Tracy Thomas. Together in 1998 they had a son Taylor Shane on July 28th. They enjoyed watching him grow and learn new things daily. In 2002 on April 3rd they welcomed a daughter Olivia Rae. They enjoyed raising their children together. Life pulled Jeremy and Tracy in separate directions but they always kept their children at the heart of everything they did. 

 On June 13th 2015 Jeremy married the love of his life Ruthie (Foss) Sullivan and like a scene straight from the Notebook, they sealed their marriage with a kiss then it started to pour rain. When Jeremy and Ruthie wed in 2015 they vowed with Tracy to always raise their children together and make them top priority. Together Jeremy and Ruthie enjoyed spending their time with friends and family. They shared a love of fishing, beer and bonfires. They traveled many places together, some of those places include Colorado, Texas, Wyoming and Las Vegas. Jeremy enjoyed watching his children grow to be the incredible human beings they’ve become and knows they will do incredible things in the future. Jeremy was baptized on July 26th 2020 in front of many witnesses. It was a ground shaking experience! Jeremy was a remarkable man who fought cancer with everything he had and went home to be pain free with the lord on January 5th 2022.

Jeremy is preceded in death by: Aubry “Bunky” Sullivan (Father), Hazel Sullivan (Grandmother), Clyde and Olivia (Robertson) Tompkins(Grandparents) and Dorthy and John Robb (Grandparents)

Jeremy is survived by: Kenneth and Elaine (Tompkins) Robb, Ruthie (Foss) Sullivan, Tracy(Thomas) Cincola, Olivia Sullivan , Taylor Sullivan (Sam Sawka), Steve (Monica) Robb, Krissy (Mike) Revert, John (Jamie) Robb, Troy Sullivan, Terri Sullivan Rodgers and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles that he loved very much. 

Visitation will be held, Tuesday January 11th at 10 am followed by an 11am, Celebration of life at Lifequest Church, 1400 N Scott Ave Belton, MO 64012.  Graveside service immediately following at Mt Moriah Cemetery South, 1057 Holmes RD Kansas city Mo 64131.  After the Graveside service we will gather at Lifequest to share a meal and memories

Everyone is welcome!

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that any donations be made to The American Cancer Society to help further research and save lives.



  1. Connie Varner on January 7, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    A loss for so many but a gain in heaven! He is in the Lords presence, no doubt! You are much loved and will be greatly missed, Jeremy Sullivan!

  2. Dan and Debbie Braun on January 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Ruthie everyone who knows you two could tell how much you loved each other. I remember a Sunday Funday with you two and wondered how Jeremy thought of your (Church Friends)
    So much fun! Remember that it not farewell. It is see you later.Our heart’s hurt for you but rest assured Jeremy is in good hands. We were honored to be witness to his Baptism and we feel confident that he is with the Lord.

  3. Carolyn Hawkins on January 7, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Gone to soon love and peace to all

  4. Yvonne Miller on January 7, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Rest easy my friend.
    We are all better for knowing you.

  5. Terri Rogers on January 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    I love you ‘Bro’! You know that! We all miss you very much. I’m glad you’re safe & happy & resting in our Heavenly Father’s Arms. Please send us all a simple reminder of you each day, in your own special way. I love you & I miss you Jeremy. You are a blessing to many. God Rest In Peace Bro!???

  6. Terri on January 7, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    I meant ‘bro’!!! Not??? Love you Jeremy.

  7. Cathy Foss on January 7, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    We are going to miss him terribly! He was sush a great guy and even though it is painful, we can take comfort knowing he has no pain! And we know where he is! RIP, you were a wonderful son in law, I am so glad you came into our lives.

  8. Shannon Dalmas on January 7, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Our family was beyond blessed to have Jeremy in our family. We were ecstatic to find out Jeremy and Ruthie were getting married. He never complained when my family and I showed up to visit and took over the house. He showed compassion and love always. He loved my sister and his kids with everything he had. The world lost an amazing soul but he gained an angel. We feel lucky and grateful to have a wonderful relationship with each side of the family. We don’t always understand why God does what he does. We do however know Jeremy is not in pain and he is whole again. Jeremy was one of a kind. He was good people. We love you Jeremy!

  9. June Hudnall on January 7, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Jeremy, is a great guy he worked with my son at Kenny’s title and they always were good friends. Jeremy, was always kind, helped in any way he could. He also had a great smile and was a friend to all. The gates of Heaven have opened open and yes no more pain . Prayer for his family such a great loss in their family.???

  10. Denise Hankins on January 8, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Ruth, My Heart is hurting for you. Your in my Prayers.

  11. Scorza Kimberly on January 8, 2022 at 10:49 am

    My heart is so heavy for you, Ruthie & your family. May you find peace in knowing Jeremy is no longer in pain and in the presence of our Lord. He’s dancing in heaven with his loved one who went before him. Keeping you all in my heart and prayers! ??

  12. Mike & Mony Conran on January 8, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of beloved Jeremy????
    Love and prayers for you all??????

  13. Donita Patterson on January 8, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I can remember meeting him with Ruthie one day and thought I am so happy she found her person. Seeing a couple in love and that cared so deeply about each other is a gift.
    I am so saddened he lost his battle with cancer, and am so grateful that he is now pain free and will watch over his family until they are together again.
    We are so sorry and will keep everyone lifted on prayer as they navigate through the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead.
    Love you,
    Eric and Donita Patterson

  14. Karen Verhaalen on January 11, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Jeremy you will be deeply missed you impacted so many people without even knowing that you did I watched you and Ruthie go from being a young couple in love to a happily married husband and wife you were the left side and Ruthie was the right side and together you made a complete heart may God take you under his wing and make you the strong man again And it was an honor to call you my friend may you rest in peace love you and miss you

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