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Sandra Shellhammer

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[September 20, 2007]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Sandra K. Shellhammer, 66, of Illiopolis died Thursday, Sept, 20, 2007, at 3:30 a.m. at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Pulaski Christian Church, with Jeremy Thomason officiating.

Burial will be in Steenbergen Cemetery.

Mrs. Shellhammer was a surgical nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur and was a forensic genealogist.

She was born Dec. 3, 1940, in Peoria to Charles Henry and Evelyn Melba Reed Stewart. She married J. Dalen Shellhammer in Decatur on Nov. 25, 1962.

She is survived by her husband, of Mount Pulaski; three daughters, Melissa (and Ken) Kwit of Bloomington, Tracy (and Robert) McDermott of Springfield and Sarah (and Eric) Hautala of Jacksonville; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a member of Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

She was also a member of numerous genealogical societies. She was co-editor for the Mount Pulaski Sesquicentennial Book and editor of the index of the book.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and cherished friend.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Christian Church or Hospice Care of Illinois.

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