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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.