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Ernestine L. Bullis, age 89, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 11, 2018. She passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, surrounded by family. She was born February 18, 1929, in Conneaut, Ohio, a daughter of Walter and Jeannette (Schlegel) Mittelstadt.
A resident of Andover since 1949, Mrs. Bullis was formerly of Kinsman and Chagrin Falls. She owned and operated Village Hill Stables in Andover with her husband from 1968 until 1985. Mrs. Bullis was formerly a member of the Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene, but in recent years had attended the Andover Christian Church. She was a Christian and was very devoted to reading her Bible daily. She loved her horses and caring for them, going to horse auctions, watching any television shows related to horses, attending family picnics, and was a country music fan.
Mrs. Bullis is survived by her husband of 69 years, Thurman "Ernie" Bullis, whom she married Jan. 8, 1949, of Andover; daughter, Linda (Doug) Biesterveld of Bristolville, Ohio; son, Ernie (Barbara) Bullis of Williamsfield, Ohio; daughter, Lanette Farkas of Andover, Ohio; son, Timothy (Kimberly) Bullis of Westford, Penn; daughter, Lana (John Shetler) Dietrich of Williamsfield, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Wendy, Pamela, Andrew, Jonathon, Jason, Anthony, Steven, Timothy, and Mark; 11 great grandchildren, Emma, Joshua, Natalie, Heidi, Lincoln, Alden, Gracelin, Aiden, Grayson, Jayce and Lillian; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Alana Gay Bullis; son-in-law, Laszlo Farkas; grandson, Collin Browning; 3 sisters, Laura Lynch, Gertrude Kufleitner, and Dorothy Mikesell; and 4 brothers, Ernest, Walter "Buck," Edward, and Fred Mittelstadt.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio, with Pastor Robert Gears officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Andover. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, March 14, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home and also on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Andover Christian Church, PO Box 1268, Andover, OH 44003 or to the charity of one's choice. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on 2018-03-15 at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, OH, USA.
Published on March 13, 2018
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