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[JAN. 15, 2007]  URBANA -- Frances Anderson Shull, 98, of Savoy died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at 10:20 p.m. at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana after an illness of three months.

At Mrs. Shull's request, her body has been donated to medical research. Her family will celebrate her long and exemplary life privately.

Mrs. Shull was primarily a homemaker but also was a church organist and substitute teacher. She had been involved in community affairs in Lincoln.

She was born Feb. 25, 1908, in Lincoln to Samuel Montgomery and Josephine McKennan Keys. She married Roy S. Anderson of Lincoln on July 12, 1929, in Lincoln; he died Sept. 23, 1986. She married Cal W. Shull of Savoy, a former Lincoln High School classmate, on Sept. 18, 1989; he died May 26, 1994.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean Weigel of Urbana and Joan Williams of Champaign; two stepdaughters, Terry A. Tripp of Dickerson, Md., and Sara L. Shull of Homer; a stepson, Steven W. Shull, of Calabasas Park, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Lincoln and Chapter AR of the PEO Sisterhood.

For more than 20 summers, she was reservation secretary at George Williams College Camp in Wisconsin. She and her family thought of the camp as a second home.

She enthusiastically participated in activities during her more than 10 years as a resident of the Windsor of Savoy.

She enjoyed family events, bridge, athletics, knitting, sewing and cooking.

She attended McMurray College in Jacksonville, studying business and music.

She was known for her "can do" attitude, her optimism and a remarkable ability to always put others' needs before her own.

Friends wishing to honor Mrs. Shull may donate to a charity of their choice.

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