Jeanette Sue Cloud Bulin

Jeanette Sue Cloud Bulin, nee Ervin, was born in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, to Irma Lee and James Ervin. While completing her senior year of high school, she worked at Cakebox Bakery and developed a life-long love of baking. As a young woman, she lived in Japan, where her husband, Charles Cloud, was stationed. She loved Japanese culture which deeply influenced her life. Jeanette was a baker, writer, artist, camper, bird watcher, dancer, ferocious reader, quilter, and interior designer.

After returning to the United States, she created a loving, happy home in Prairie Village, Kansas, for her four children. Her children fondly remember coming home to freshly baked bread, camping, family road trips, attending Y-Camp in Colorado, and nightly family dinners. As her children got older, Jeanette went to college and earned an art degree. Jeanette worked for Orman’s in Stanley, Kansas, and eventually launched her own design firm. Jeanette had a natural ability to create comfortable, beautiful environments.

In retirement, she moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas, where she met, loved, and married S.Albert Bulin. There they lived on the lake and enjoyed sailing and fishing. Jeanette loved the beauty of the nature around her; she enjoyed watching the fox and deer in her front yard and the birds from her screened-in porch. In 2016, Jeanette and Al moved back to the Kansas City area where she was carefully and lovingly cared for at Comfort Care Homes of Kansas City. Jeanette passed away, surrounded by her family at Villa St. Francis, on January 7th, 2022.

Jeanette is preceded in death by her parents, husband S. Albert, brother Jimmy, and infant son Kevin. She is survived by her loving children: Lisa (Harry) O’Dell, Scott (Sara) Cloud, Sarah (Tim) Fox, Laura Cloud, and Joe Bulin (Diane); grandchildren: Lindsey (Quincy), James (Emily), Noble, Lauren (Ryan), Tasewell (Caitlain), Tyler, Ehren, Jacob (Leslie), Rachel (Morgan), Elizabeth (Chris), Alyssa (Tanner), Nathaniel, and Kiana (Mike); great-grandchildren, Vivienne, Greyson, Aiden, Patrick, Colin, Liam, Rowan, Lachlan, Nathaniel, Grace, Emma, Ethan, Revan, and Thenonie; and siblings: Patrick (Rita) Ervin, Marjorie Fox, Janice (Rick) Arnett, and Gwen Ervin.

The family will receive friends and family 5-7 PM Thursday, January 20th at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri. The Celebration of Life will be at 11 AM Friday, January 21st at Heartland. Masks will be required at both the visitation and service.

Please consider donations to The Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Jeanette’s memory.

Visits: 5


  1. Lisa Oneill on January 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Our condolences,To Lisa, Lindsay and the whole family of Jeanette,
    What a beautiful send off for a beautiful lady. May she now be at peace and ever you own personal guardian Angel.
    ?? Lisa and Brien

  2. Sara Cloud on January 11, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Dear Lisa, Scott, Laura and Sarah,
    Sorry to hear of your mother’s death. She was a very loving and brave woman. I will always remember her as she was in this lovely photograph. May she rest in peace.

    Love, Aunt Sara Cloud

  3. Connie K Walker on January 11, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jeanette’s passing. I always remember her at the Arnett family reunions. She was always so gracious and had a beautiful smile. Know that she is at peace now and with those who have gone before her. Thoughts and prayers to all her family. Love, Connie Walker

  4. Chuck and Theresa Gibson on January 12, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. Your mom sounded like an incredible lady. So many fond memories of your life with your parents. Lisa you were a terrific daughter. You both were so lucky having each other.

  5. Lilli Cloud on January 13, 2022 at 11:24 am

    My dear cousins and all of Jeanette’s family,

    I have such fond memories of your mom. Her laugh was like a bolt of sunshine. Her smile, a rainbow. She could tear up the dance floor like nobody else. She was always so kind and loving to me. I do also remember that I knew all of your middle names, because occasionally she would have something more forceful to say to her children. 🙂 I think of that with fondness too. But her infectious joy and love are what stay with me most.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The whole world is a little less bright today. It will get better, but there will always be that space in the world that no one but your mom could ever fill.

    Wishing you peace,

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