Mary Ellen Adams

July 18, 1926 — Feb. 16, 2019

Mary Ellen (Bulander) Adams was born July 18, 1926, in Winamac, to the late Albert and Theodosia (Back) Bulander. 

After high school, she studied at the Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, graduating as an registered nurse in 1948. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1956 before embarking on her journey as a missionary nurse and Bible teacher with SIM to Nigeria, Africa, where she worked and raised her family for 26 years. 

In 1987, she moved to the SIM Retirement Village in Sebring, Florida, where she retired in 1991. She continued her ministry as a Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church. In November 2018, Mary Ellen moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be closer to family. Following a short illness, she passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. 

She was preceded into heaven by her husband, Winston Gould Adams, 1978, and is survived by her children: Cynthia [Mike] Carlin, Doug Adams and Brenda [Scott] Sheppard; seven grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters; two nephews; and three nieces. 

A celebration of life service will take place on Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. at the SIM Chapel, 900 Andes Dr., Sebring, Florida. 

In lieu of flowers, Mary Ellen requested contributions be made to the Egbe Hospital Benevolent Fund Project 96210 (Mary Ellen’s first missionary assignment with SIM) at (USA residents) or (Canadian residents). 

Online condolences may be left at 

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 27, 2019)

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