Susan Cullen

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Susan Cullen, 62, of Belleville, IL, born December 30, 1958, in Rantoul, IL, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Alton Rehab and Nursing Center, Alton, IL.

Susan had a passion for taking care of others, always putting family, friends, and especially her son Christopher, before herself.  She worked for SAVE, Inc., for many years, sharing her positive attitude and beautiful smile, with the residents there.  Susan enjoyed fishing, beaches, painting, seashells, crafts, and shopping, and especially loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Yoko, nee Yokoi, Cullen; her grandparents, Frank and Opal Cullen; an uncle, Sid Barnes; and a brother-in-law, Darwin Shearrer.

Surviving are her son, Christopher Cullen;
three sisters, Maggie Cullen, Rita Cullen (Jerry Mouser), Janet Shearrer;
a brother, Joseph (Jackie) Cullen;
three nieces, Tanya (Lody) Key, Crystal Brown (Jimmy Buehlhorn), and Heather (Bert) Frink;
a great-nephew, Zander Frink;
a very special aunt, Norma Barnes;
loving aunts and uncles;
cousins, Kerry Isbill and Craig Barnes;
many other friends;
and her family and friends in Japan.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Due to Covid-19, no memorial service will be held at this time. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.


9 Comments on Susan Cullen

Angela Pride Nelson said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2021 at 8:52 AM

My deepest sympathy.Angela pride classmate.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Shirley Snyder Hausmann said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 1:11 PM

My sincere condolences to Maggie, Rita, Janet and Joey and family. The Cullen family was the first family to welcome me to Belleville as a shy and backwards teenager. You guys are in my heart forever. Love and Hugs.

  • mascoutah
  • IL
Lisa Meile said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 8:50 AM

Sue always wore a smile and exuded patience while working at Tim & Joes. My boys knew all the "girls" and Sue was their favorite. Please accept my deepest sympathy, may she rest in peace.

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Bridget C Garland Keith said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 3:33 PM

I'm so so sorry. Feel my Arms around you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Louise 'sugy' Horn said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 9:29 PM

Deepest sympathies for the family. Susan was always a very kind and Beautiful Soul may she rest in peace?

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Jann Kratky said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 8:59 PM

My condolences to the family. Susan was a dear friend. We shared many things in common including our love for our family. I. Have enjoyed meeting the Cullen family over the years. I know how important you were to her. She was also a part of the Tim and Joe's family. We lovingly called her Suzie because she was the youngest of the bunch. Her smile lit up the room. Her laugh would crack me up. Good bye my old confidant, my buddy, my friend. Thanks for the memories.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Vicki Kirtlink said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 7:35 PM

My condolences and prayers to the family!

  • St Louis
  • Mo
Janet Cullen-Shearrer said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 7:13 PM

My dear sister, Susan: You were the best sister that anyone can have! I’ll always cherish the precious memories that we shared together! You’ll always be in my heart and soul! Please watch over your loved ones here and visit us often! I thank God for bringing us together as sisters! Give lots of hugs to our loved ones who have passed before us! Love you sissy! Your lil sissy ~ Janet

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ruthie Willett said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 4:34 PM

My sympathies to the family. Always felt like family at Tim & Joe’s. Rest In Peace with your co-workers.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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