Paula’s life began on November 16, 1947 in Joplin, MO; the daughter of Lewis and Verdie (Bruffett) Lumpkins. She married Charles Small in 1964 and remarried in 1973 to Roger Tullis —they were married for over 38 years. In 2018, Paula remarried to Michael Weindorfer. Paula was a tireless worker and worked hard for her family as the Social Services Director for Lakepoint Nursing Home in El Dorado for over 20 years. She loved flower gardening, watching hummingbirds and she loved her pets. When she had a companion to go with, she enjoyed traveling. Paula loved keeping and tending her home. She loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed shopping. She was especially compassionate and loved her family—her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Everything that she loved was as she put it, “Awesome”. Paula’s greatest joy was her family, which includes her husband Michael Weindorfer of El Dorado; children Christina (Jorge) Quinones of Wichita, Terri (Drew) Ludewick of El Dorado, Treasa (Joe) Dugan of Towanda; 8 step-children; grandchildren Garrett Brown, Sheridan McLemore, Tristen (Kristina) Ludewick, Whitney Smith, Peyton Smith, and Joseph Dugan; great grandchildren Ryder Ludewick, J.D. Nagel and Benjamin Brown; siblings Sandra Brown of Orlando, FL, Caroline Rainey of Joplin, MO, Kathie Buckner of Webb City, MO, Rob Allen of Carthage, MO and Nancy Yearwood of Tulsa, OK. Paula passed away at her home in El Dorado on June 17, 2020. She is preceded in death by her infant daughter Anna Marie Small, infant son Richard Dewayne Small, stepson Roger D. Tullis Jr., granddaughter Kayla Ludewick, sister Joy Williams, former spouse Roger Tullis, her parents and grandparents. Friends may gather with the family from 5-7pm on Saturday, June 20 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 22 at 10 am at Sunset Lawns Cemetery in El Dorado. Memorial Contributions in Paula’s name may be directed to Kansas Humane Society. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Paula at www.carlsoncolonial.com
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