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Jean Sullivan

Shirley Jean Sullivan, 85, of Dayton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Rhea Medical Center.

She was born November 29, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Clarence and Violet (Ealy) Nettleton. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Thomas Sullivan, Sr.; son James Thomas Sullivan, Jr.; grandson Nello Christopher Marconi; brothers Floyd Nettleton, Donald Nettleton and George Nettleton; and sister Betty Nibbilink.

She was raised in Saginaw and graduated from Grand Marais High School. A resident of Dayton Mountain since 1981, she was a bookkeeper, blueberry farmer and a homemaker. She attended Grace Bible Church in Dayton.

She is survived by her daughter Mary (Nello) Marconi of Arlington, Virginia; daughter-in-law Lyric Sullivan of Dayton Mountain; grandson James Henry Sullivan of Dayton; granddaughters Dawn (Pete) Ullman of Calhoun, Georgia, Alicia Marconi of Arlington, Virginia and Jennifer (Jamie) Gregor of Brandon, Florida; great-grandson Nathanael Ullman of Calhoun, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held January 6 Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Doug Russell officiating.

Please share your memories of Jean on her on-line guest register at

Arrangements were made by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.

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