Monday, November 7, 2011

Clifford Shull - Effingham

Clifford Shull Effingham Daily News EFFINGHAM — Clifford Roy “Cliff” Shull, 93, of Effingham was called home to the Lord at 3:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at The Glenwood, Effingham, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, with the Rev. Carroll Lewis and Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Burial will be in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, with military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 7, with a 6:30 p.m. Masonic service at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Clifford was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Montrose, the son of Tracy Fernando and Elsie Elizabeth (Myers) Shull. He married Lois K. Doty on Nov. 22, 1947, in Effingham, and she survives. Cliff was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, having served in the North African and European theaters. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham; Effingham VFW Post 1769; and Effingham Masonic Lodge 149. Cliff was a barber for 53 years. He owned and operated Cliff’s Barber Shop in Effingham. He developed a devoted clientele, including a client that drove from Chicago on a regular basis. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school classes, hunting, fishing and gardening. Cliff is survived by his wife, Lois K. Shull of Effingham; children, John (wife, Connie) Shull of Springfield, Tamara (husband, Duane) Atchley of Alton and Tracey (husband, Robert) Kelsey of Glen Carbon; grandchildren, Andrew (wife, Jennifer) Shull, Madeline Kelsey, Dana Kelsey and Colin Kelsey; brother, Dan (wife, Joyce) Shull of Mattoon; and sister, Alice (husband, Lowell) Cooper of Philo. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Lois Elaine Shull; brothers, Elza Shull and Joseph Shull; and sisters, Zella Mae Gaston, Mabel Higgenbotham, Lucy Gaston and Cleo Young.

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