Sheila Jean Stumph

Funeral Services for 78-year old Sheila Jean Stumph of Crawford will be Saturday March 21st, 2020 at 11 AM at the Community Building in Crawford, Nebraska.

The family recognizes the recommendation of no more than 10 individuals at a gathering, but welcomes anyone which wishes to attend at their own risk.

There will be a private family viewing Friday March 20 at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford..

A memorial has been established for the Waring United Methodist Church in Whitney or the Crawford Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Please send donations to Chamberlain Chapel P.O. Box 970, Chadron NE 69337.

Sheila (Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister) was born on August 10, 1941 to Sargent Richard C. Hunt and Ethel Crile in Custer, SD, and died March 13, 2020.

Her father was in the US Army until Sheila was 14 years old. During that time, they lived in many places including a tour in Japan after the war and during the “occupation” period.

He retired at Ft. Carson, CO when Sheila was in 8th grade and the family came back and settled in Crawford, where her mother was from and where her father previously was stationed at Fort Robinson in the remount division.

Sheila started High School in Crawford and this is where she met her soul mate, John Stumph. After his graduation, he joined the navy. The couple decided to get married so she could go with him. To this union were born their three children. Debra Kay, Lori Sue, and Jerry Lee Stumph.

They spent 8 years in the navy traveling to many bases, including two tours in Hawaii. After John retired from the Navy, they came back to Crawford and became an active part of the community with involvement in Jaycees, Fire Department, Eagles, Crawford Methodist Church in addition to numerous school activities with their children.

The Family bought Stumph Sanitation and the Stumph family farm. They lived on the farm until 2010 when the house burned down. They moved to town and continued to have a fulfilling life for several years. Sheila loved her 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren dearly, and always enjoyed spending time with each child, and making special unique memories.

Sheila Stumph was preceded in death by her husband John Stumph, her daughter and son-in-law Debra and Thomas Miller, her parents Ethel Jordan and Richard Hunt, brothers-in-law Joel Stumph and Glen Cavaness, sisters-in- law Maxine Cavaness, Ruth Stumph, and Mary Stumph.

Sheila is survived by son Jerry Stumph (Lori Ann Palomares), daughter Lori Stromberg (Marty Widener), brother Monty Hunt (Linda Hunt), sister Nona Hunt (Steve Bauer), brother-in-law Dwight Stumph, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

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