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Nola Loree Bullimore, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the afternoon of October 16, 2021 at the Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center, Kansas.
Nola was born at the family home on April 29, 1939, in Hollenberg, Kansas to Joseph William and Hazel Elizabeth (Taylor) Jedlicka. She was the youngest of three siblings. When she was two years of age, her family moved to Washington, Kansas, where she grew up and graduated from Washington High School in May of 1957.
Nola married the love of her life, Lewis (Bud) Bullimore on May 26, 1957. The couple was blessed with a very full and adventurous life together. They began their lives together in Topeka, Kansas where they started their family -- three daughters-Elizabeth (Beth), Donna and Teresa.
In 1969, the family moved to Washington, Kansas. Nola worked as a bookkeeper for the Whitcomb Ford Motor Company. Nola and Bud opened their home to foster children in 1977. In 1979, they began their ministry with Cookson Hills Children’s Home as house parents in Syracuse, Kansas Unit and later moving to the Kansas, Oklahoma unit serving as cooks for a large dining hall and eventually became the house parents for the unwed mother’s home. Their next journey led them to Dodge City, Kansas in 1986 where Nola perfected her sewing skills at a custom dress shop making beautiful wedding gowns. The couple returned to Washington in 1987 where Nola established her own custom dress shop. A few years later, they purchased the local dry cleaners and incorporated the dress shop. They sold the business in 1994 to begin their dream of traveling. Over the next seven years, they worked as camp hosts in Texas and Arizona and as volunteer staff for a state historical park in Fort McKavett, Texas. Because of Nola’s health issues, they returned to Washington, Kansas in 2001.
In July of 2003, Nola was given the gift of a new liver that was donated by a gracious family. The couple lived in the area for the next 16 years making new friends and spending time with their growing family. In 2019 due to her declining health, the couple moved to the Linn Community Nursing Home in Linn, Kansas, where she resided until her death. Nola was a talented artisan creating beautiful quilts, wedding gowns, needlework, and many craft items. She loved sewing, baking, collecting chicken figurines, and Chihuahuas. Nola was blessed with a quick sense of humor that always made her grandchildren laugh. Preceding her in death were her parents and brother, Marvin Jedlicka.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Lewis (Bud), Linn; daughters, Beth (Mike) Woerner, Washington, Donna (Mike) Taphorn, Clay Center, and Teresa Hicks, Clay Center; sister, Donna (Don) Welch, Dragoon, AZ; sister-in-laws, Susan (Larry) Graham, Washington, and Sue Jedlicka, Beatrice, NE; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Nola’s life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at the Washington City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Nola Bullimore Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family. Contributions may be left in care of Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
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