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James "Jack" Stump, 89, Goshen, died Saturday, March 3, at Goshen Hospital.
He was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Goshen.
On Oct. 7, 1950, he married Myrlene Pillow in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She died Aug. 8, 1997.
Survivors include four sons, Michael (Gwen) Stump, Elkhart, James (Liz) Stump, Wolcottville, Dallas Stump, Waynesville, North Carolina, and Joseph (Dianna) Stump, Goshen; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; three sisters, Linda Burkhead, Goshen, Laurelyn Parrish and Diana Kaylor, both of southern Indiana; and a brother, Michael Bowser, southern Indiana.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his father, James Stump; his mother, Alice (Bull) Bowser; daughter, Margo Leatherman; son, Douglas Stump; sister, Patricia Minelli; two brothers, Dean Stump and Kent Stump; and brother-in-law, Larry Burkhead.
A Goshen High School graduate, Jack served in the United States Air Force. He retired from Western Rubber Co. as a supervisor after 39 years. He was a member of the American Legion. For the past 53 years, Jack enjoyed spending time in the cabin he built in Canada.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a 10 a.m. funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 9. The Rev. Mike Overpeck will officiate.
Burial will follow at New Paris Cemetery, New Paris.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 5, 2018
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