Ellen Jane Bartelle

Wife of Wayne Jackson Shullaw

Ellen Jane Bartelle9  (Benjamin Claude Bartel8, Jennie Queen7, Benjamin F. Queen6, Frances “Fanny” Eby5, Benjamin Eby4, Michael Eby3, Christian Eby2, Theodorus Eby1) was born 5 DEC 1921 at Sylvania, Lucas County, OH.  After her parents' divorce, Ellen was raised by her grandparents Jennie and Charles Richmond until she was 16.  She attended Olivet Lutheran Church, Sylvania, OH, from infancy.  A record of her baptism at Olivet indicates she was baptized 11 JAN 1931 at the "home of the Burrows." Godparents were Mrs. Goldie Korth Burrow and Charles Burrow.  Ellen's cousin Norman Burrow Jr., son of Norman and Goldie Korth Burrow, was baptized at the same time.

Ellen Jane married Wayne Jackson Shullaw of Wyoming, IL, on 18 OCT 1944 at the Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York City.  The couple had one daughter, Dianne Bartelle Shullaw, prior to their divorce in 1957.

Ellen Jane Bartelle spent two years during World War II with the SPARS, the women's division of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from March 1943 to March 1945.  The SPARS trained with the WAVES at Hunter College in New York City.  After training Ellen was assigned to the communications department on Wall Street.  She eventually became a radio dispatcher in the harbor barge office.  "It really wasn't all that exciting, except when we had alerts.  We did have an enemy submarine come up in the harbor.  Or so they said. Nobody ever confirmed or denied anything." Bartelle served with a five man radio crew.  She married the leader, Wayne Shullaw, October 18, 1944. Of her service, she said, "You were away from home, and it seemed like the war was going on forever.  It brought a closeness I don't think we've experienced since that time.  There was a common purpose." 

OBITUARY: Chicago Tribune, Thursday, January 21, 1999

Ellen Jane Shullaw, age 77, of Lansing, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999. She is survived by one daughter, Rev. Dianne (Chuck) O'Connell of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Lee Anderson, Jennifer Ellen O'Connell and Jessica Dianne O'Connell and one great grandchild, Tristan Lee Anderson, all of Anchorage, two step-grandchildren, Shannon O'Connell of California and John O'Connell of Washington; two sisters, Barbara Bartel and Rachel Weiler, both of Ida, Michigan; and one brother, Robert Bartel of Florida.  Preceded in death by three brothers, Robert O'Harra, Gerald Bartel and James Bartel.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, 1999 at 11 a.m, at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.  Following cremation her ashes will be returned to Toledo for burial.

Mrs. Shullaw was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Dec. 5, 1921 to Benjamin and Alma (nee O'Harra) Bartelle.  She was a Coast Guard veteran of WWII and had been a Lansing resident for 48 years.  She was a realtor for nearly 40 years in the South Suburban and Calumet area and was a volunteer with the Lansing Pantry and was also active in many bridge clubs.

Ellen and Wayne were the parents of:

            [a]        Dianne Bartelle Shullaw10 ( Ellen Jane Bartelle9, Benjamin Claude Bartel8, Jennie Queen7, Benjamin F. Queen6, Frances “Fanny” Eby5, Benjamin Eby4, Michael Eby3, Christian Eby2, Theodorus Eby1)  born 14 AUG 1945 at New York City, New York.

Dianne married first Robert Warren Anderson 11 JUL 1964, at the Community Presbyterian Church, Calumet City, IL. Dianne and Bob were divorced 14 June 1972 in Anchorage. Bob and Dianne were the parents of:

                        {1}      Alice Katherine11, born 24 NOV 1964 at Doctors Hospital, Carbondale, Illinois; died  25 NOV 1964.

                        {2}      Jeffrey Lee11, born 21 MAR 1968, at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska.  Jeff married first 14 FEB 1990 Brigette Tristan McFadden at Redding, CA. The couple was divorced in June 1998.  Jeff and Brigette were the parents of:

                                    {a}       Tristan Lee12, born 4 DEC 1995 at Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

Jeff married second 19 JUN 1999 Candace Lynn Brummer, born 6 APR 1964 in Oregon. The couple was divorced in September, 2004.  Jeff currently resides in Anchorage, AK, with his partner of several years Ronda Johnson.

Dianne married second 24 MAY 1977 Charles Lewis O'Connell at Anchorage.  Dianne and Chuck  were the parents of:

            [a.]       Jennifer Ellen11, born 29 NOV 1977, married 11 OCT 2008 at Seattle, WA, Michael Maurice Goff, born July 4, 1974, of Wasilla, AK.

            [b.]       Jessica Dianne11, born 3 AUG 1980; married 21 DEC 2003 at Anchorage, Alaska, Donald Wayne Schmitz, born 11 JAN 1978 at Briton, CO. Jessye and Don are the parents of:

                                    {a}       Myah Mathilda12, born 3 JUL 2005 at Juneau, Alaska.

Both Jennifer and Jessica and their families currently (2009) reside in Lynnwood, WA.

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