Phoebe Mary Anne Bullis

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Phoebe Mary Anne Bullis

Sept. 18, 1924 - Oct. 29, 2018

McCOOK, Neb. — Phoebe Mary Anne Bullis, age 94, of McCook, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

Phoebe was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Peabody, Mass., to parents, John J. and Grace J. (Gaouett) O’ Connor. She was one of two children born to this union.

Phoebe attended school in Beverly, Mass., graduating from Beverly High School with the Class of 1942. Following high school, Phoebe worked for a local telephone company during World War II.

On Sept. 25, 1949, her 25th birthday, Phoebe married the love of her life, Addison “Andy” Bullis in Beverly. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Nancy. The family made their home in Beverly, where Phoebe enjoyed working as a volunteer for disabled youth. She was also an artist in Rockport, Mass., where she was known as “Febe the Artist.”

Phoebe was a member of the Catholic faith. She and Andy enjoyed traveling the world together over the years. Following Andy’s passing, Phoebe moved to McCook to be close to her daughter in 2003. Phoebe was an avid reader and often read 10 books each day. Outside of her love for literature, Phoebe loved her dogs.

Phoebe was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Bullis; and her brother, John O’Connor.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Tim) Sughroue of McCook; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Private family services are planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor’s choice.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at to leave your messages of condolences for Phoebe’s family.