OBITUARY

Sandra Sue Shull

April 26, 1944June 18, 2019
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Sandy Sue Shull, age 75 went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday June 18, 2019. She passed away at her home in Jackson,TN. where she had resided the last 30 years. She was born in Toledo, OH to Dale and lda Shull and grew up in Holland, OH.

Other than her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother-in-Iaw, Ron Dixon.

She is survived by her son Dr. Reggie Duling (Janina); three grandchildren, Logan, Carson, and Jessica Duling of Sammanish, WA., two sisters, Pat Frye of Jackson and Judy Dixon of Swanton, OH, niece, Tammy Laster (Eddie) of Jackson , niece Tonya Figmaka (Joel) of Sylvania, OH, nephew, Jimmy Frye (Jan) Toledo, OH., nephew, Todd Dixon and son Trayte of Swanton, OH, Great niece, Brittany Mayall (Bret) and son Brody of Medina,TN, great niece, Alex Corlew of Jackson, great step-nephew, Roger Davenport (Kristin) of Toledo, OH., great step-niece, Amy Sarchenko (Joe) of Toledo, OH., also several cousins, and countless friends.

Sandy always put her family first and was very loving, giving, and encouraging. She was a lady with alot of talents. She was an artist, writer, and musician. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, swimming, movies, and music, especially Frank Sinatra.

Sandy worked as Administrative Assistant to the President of DeVilbiss Company for over 35 years. She wrote several programs for retirement, birthday, and holidays while at DeVilbiss Company. She included her coworkers and it was always so enjoyable and hysterical. She also did a column in the company newsletter called, "Ask Aunt Sassy" a name given to her by her niece,Tammy.

She supported The Relay for Life Jackson, TN Chapter for several years. She was a breast cancer survivor, designed winning T-shirts and did the newsletter as well as the fundraisers for Relay for Life.

She will be missed but we have peace knowing she was a born again Christian and she‘s in her Heavenly Home.

The family will receive friends at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons on Tuesday June 25, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with a Memorial Service to follow at 7:00 pm. Pastor Bradley Gray will officiate the service.

The family requests that In honor of Sandy, donations be made to The Relay for Life Jackson, TN Chapter.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Brittany Mayall

June 25, 2019

My aunt was one of the best people I’ve ever known. She was always there for me no matter what it was. She was so talented, she was a great artist and loved to play piano. I get so many traits from her and my creative side is definitely because of her. She always listened anytime I was upset or needed a friend. I’m so proud of the life she lived and I’m beyond blessed to be her niece. I love you Sassy and I can’t wait to see you again in Heaven. Love you most.

Nancy Lutz (Connolly)

June 24, 2019

Judy and Patty, I am so sorry on loss of your sister. I remember Sandy as a happy young girl living on Rancamp and growing up on the property that I grew up on. Susie Griner use to babysit with you girls. Cherish those happy memories. Sandy is with her Lord now and at peace.
My deepest sympathy to her son and family.

Debi Ortyl Miller

June 19, 2019

With sincere sympathy in the loss of Sandy

Debi Ortyl Miller

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Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Sandra Sue Shull. She was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Sandra was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what she meant.

      Sandra was born at the home of her grandparents, Sam and Addie Shull in Toledo, OH. She was the daughter of Dale and Ida Shull. Sandra was raised in Holland, OH. During her childhood she learned to be reliable and respectful. Sandra was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Sandra's personality throughout her life.

      Though Sandra was frequently the one to be a fun loving free sprit, she was also quite often the family member who took the role of caretaker for her younger sisters, to help her Mother after her Father passed. In fact, Sandra worked conscientiously to keep everything running smoothly. Sandra was raised with two sisters, Pat Frye and Judy Dixon. Sandra and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Sandra was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although she had an exacting nature, Sandra was always tactful. One thing Sandra will certainly be remembered for is that, when she got up in the mornings, she was ready and raring to go. As a young girl, Sandra had a number of interests and was an active child. She was a member of 4 - H.

      For Sandra, the school routines were never a problem although she generally preferred variety to structure. She seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And she was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Sandra was also adept at details. Sandra was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. She graduated from Springfield High School in Holland, OH. In 1962. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her favorite classes in high school were typing, shorthand and Choir.

       There was one thing that all of Sandra's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that she was a talker. She could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Sandra was such a popular person throughout her life. But Sandra was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Sandra was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While she maintained personal standards and her own personal values, Sandra was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Sandra was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Sandra was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Sandra made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Cathy (Wilmarth) Burkett, Judi (Mayberry) Hicks, Betty (Pitney) . Later in life, she became friends with Dave and Roseanne Smith, Jacque Robertson, Kathy Crossley, Dave and Cindy Grabowski, and many more. Her sisters, Pat Frye and Judy Dixon were her best friends.

In 1989 Sandra and her sister Pat moved to Jackson TN, where they lived together for over 30 years. They love spending time with family and friends and went on many vacations together. Their favorite thing to do together was just hanging out at home by the pool and lounging around watching their favorite TV shows. They were absolutely inseparable and Pat was by her side till the very end.


Sandra was best known as Aunt Sassy, which was picked by her niece Tammy Laster. This was one of her most treasured roles in life. Tammy Laster, Jimmy Frye II, Tonya Figmaka and Todd Dixon were the first to make her an Aunt and they were her pride and joy. With Tammy being the oldest niece and living the closest they developed a special bond and made lots of special memories together.

Just when she thought being an Aunt was good, then it became great, with the birth of her Great Nieces, Brittany Mayall and Alexandrea Corlew. She was so much more than a Great Aunt, she was a best friend, a second mother and met every need. She was always there to listen and gave the best advice. When Brittany gave birth to Brody, he was the final family member to brighten her final years and bring her such great joy.


 Harmony was important to Sandra and she made every effort to maintain it with her family. Sandra was blessed to be reconnected with her son, Dr. Reggie Duling (wife Janina). She was also blessed with Three grandchildren, Logan, Carson, and Jessica Duling. Sandra was always conscious of the feelings others had. She was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Sandra was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. Her secret of success in this area was simple: Sandra would listen before she would act.

      Taking her work seriously came naturally to Sandra, and she expected the same from those around her. Sandra was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Sandra was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Sandra handled well. She could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” Her primary occupation was Administrative Assistant. She was employed for The DeVilbiss Company for over 35 years. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

      A methodical woman, Sandra enjoyed spending time working on her various hobbies. She had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that she could have something to show for her efforts. Her favorite pursuits were reading, art, writing, crocheting, and playing piano.

     Her keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Sandra to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because she was outgoing and worked well with others, Sandra did her fair share of volunteer work. And she wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. She was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. In high school, Sandra was a member of the choir and F. H. A. Throughout her later years, Sandra was an active member of the Relay for Life.

      Sandra was the kind of person who would readily move into action in order to help others. She was appreciated and respected. She could find value in the opinions of others and was passionate about her own values and beliefs. So it’s little wonder that she was active and highly valued by those in her community, serving on committees for the Relay for Life.

 Sandra was saved later in life and became a born again Christian. This brought the family together and gave her peace and hope for her eternity in heaven. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

      A generous and compassionate woman, Sandra accomplished much during her lifetime. Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Sandra was recognized and given awards for her many and varied efforts throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included 35 year award of service for her career at DeVilbiss Company.

      Not only did Sandra enjoy traveling, but she also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. She was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. She rarely tired of going back and revisiting her favorite places. Favorite vacations included Destin FL., and going back to Ohio to visit family after she moved to Jackson, TN.

      Sandra was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Phoebe her dog, who was a best friend for 7 years. Her family was rounded out by her dogs Jiggs and Maggie.

      Since it was easy for Sandra to meet and get to know new people, she quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once she met those new friends, she loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since she was practical and cost effective, Sandra was ready when that day to retire finally came in 2006. In retirement, she found new pleasure in piano lessons, art classes, reading, writing and crocheting. Even in retirement, Sandra stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

      Sandra passed away on June 18, 2019 peacefully in her sleep at home. She is survived by her son Dr. Reggie Duling (Janina), three grandchildren, Logan, Carson, and Jessica Duling, two sisters, Pat Frye and Judy Dixon, niece, Tammy Laster (Eddie), niece Tonya Figmaka (Joel), nephew, Jimmy Frye (Jan), nephew, Todd Dixon and son Trayte, Great niece, Brittany Mayall (Bret) and son Brody, great niece, Alex Corlew, great step-nephew, Roger Davenport (Kristin), great step-niece, Amy Sarchenko (Joe) Services were held at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel Jackson TN. Sandra was laid to rest in Toledo Memorial Park Toledo, OH.

      Sandra was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever she said something, she meant it. Sandra was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Sandra Sue Shull.