Dorothy Shull, 80, Altamont

Dorothy Shull, 80, of Altamont, died at 12:07 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at St. Johns Hospital Hospice Unit in Springfield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont, with the Rev. Don P. Klepzig officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran ELCA Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services at the funeral chapel. Memorials: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA, 2293 E. U.S. Route 40 in Altamont or donors choice.

Mrs. Shull was born on July 25, 1927, in Staunton, the daughter of Joseph and Esther Gerdes Lotter. She married Wayne Shull on June 30, 1958, in St. Louis, Mo.; he died on June 28, 1998.

She and her husband moved to Altamont from Westmont near Chicago in the mid-1980s and operated Railroad Street Caf and Coffee Shop. After her husbands death, she continued to operate the restaurant until her health failed in February of this year. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7676 Ladies Auxiliary, both of Altamont.

She is survived by sons, Gerald Lotter and his wife Ann of Benld, and Gene Lotter and his wife Barbara of Staunton; sister-in-law, Shirley Lotter of Staunton; grandsons, Jeff Lane, Derek Falb and Joseph Lotter; granddaughter, Sara and her husband Ron Hampton; great-granddaughter, Reese Hampton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George Lotter.

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