Mrs. Shelby Jean Pittman, of Waterloo, IL, and formerly of Dothan, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Waterloo, IL. She was 82.
Born February 15, 1937 in Andalusia, Alabama to the late Horace and Ruby Linton Bullard, Shelby was a supportive pastor’s wife and Army officer’s wife to the Reverend Charles Pittman. She accompanied her husband to Ethiopia with a four and six year old and later followed him to Thailand with their children. Through the years, she ran Sunday School programs and was involved in their church choir. She worked at Fort Bragg, NC as a civil servant before medically retiring.
In addition to her parents, Shelby was preceded in death by her brother, Bobbie Armstrong.
Shelby is survived by her husband, Charles Pittman of Dothan, AL; her daughter, Kathy (Jay) Kania of Asheville, NC; her son, Chuck (Lynn) Pittman of Waterloo, IL; her brother, Douglas (Kathy) Armstrong of Lakeville, MN; her sister, Mickie (Andy) Riley of Andalusia, AL; her grandchildren, Amanda Knobloch, Daniel Pittman, Sarah Tuttle, Rachel Kania, Mary Kania, and Katie Kania; her great-grandchildren, Max Tuttle, Katarina Tuttle, and Brooke Knobloch; numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 3 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 PM until 3 PM, prior to the service. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 S Illinois St, Belleville, IL 62220.