Susan Cook Alfultis Shull / Aug. 5, 1937-Dec. 6, 2009Published 10:07am Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Susan C. Shull, 72, of Jesup, Ga., formerly of Dowagiac, passed away at 11:28 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.
Since October she had been a resident of Jesup HealthCare.
For many years Susan lived in Waverly Pines, in Brunswick, Ga.
She was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Dowagiac, the daughter of Katherine Walker and Grafton Hopkins Cook.
She graduated from Dowagiac High School and completed her library science education at Mankato State University in Minnesota.
She married Abe Alfultis and moved to Savannah, Ga., then to Brunswick.
After Abe’s death, Susan married Dr. Thomas Shull.
Dr. Shull is also deceased as well as Susan’s parents and brother, Grafton H. Cook, II, who died Aug. 7, 2009.
For many years Susan worked in the Brunswick Public Library and was an Episcopalian.
Susan enjoyed playing the drums, playing golf, her cats and taking short trips.
Once a year she visited her mother in Toledo, Ohio, for a week or so.
Susan also authored a book for health care workers in treating Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD) and she completed some unusual drawings. Her family and items related to her family were special to her.
She will be cremated and buried in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, with her parents and baby sister Kay who died in a fire when she was six months old.
Susan enjoyed a simple life and she will be missed by Elaine Miller and other friends from Brunswick as well as her sister-in-law (Barbara Cook of Niles), niece (Katherine Philips of St. Joseph) and nephews (David in Dowagiac, John in Tennessee, Bud in Alabama and Grafton in Missouri).
Yazel and Clark Chapel of Dowagiac is handling funeral arrangements.