Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Barbara M. Clepper Stump, 1919-2011

Barbara M. Stump
An inspiration to all who knew her.
Barbara M. Stump, 92, formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Manor Care Dallastown. She was born March 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Joseph and Floetta (Bistline) Clepper.  She married Delma Stump on March 5, 1939 and they enjoyed 52 years together before Delma's passing in 1991.
Barbara was the owner / operator of D&B Cake Decorating & Supplies for 20 years.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and her independence. Barbara was a member of the Dunkard Brethren Church for 77 years. She attended Shiloh God's Missionary Church for 4 years. Though her health declined in recent years, she remained faithful in her singing, prayer and love for the Lord.
Barbara is survived by: 2 sons: David (Susan) Stump, and Mark Hart; 3 daughters: Martha Schadle, Gloria Fish, and Miriam Pierce; 10 grandchildren including Melody (Dean) Miller whom she raised and with whom she lived for the past 4 yrs; 23 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother: Paul Clepper Sr.; and more than 30 foster children whom she parented over the years.  Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband: Delma; 1 son: M. Wayne Stump; 1 grandson; and 4 brothers.
All are welcome to join Barbara's family at a Gathering of Family & Friends on Sunday, June 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055, (717) 766-3421, www.Myers-Buhrig.com.  Monday, June 27, at Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, visitation will begin at 12:00 pm; followed by services at 1:00 pm. Rev. Nathan Shaffer will officiate. Interment will be Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: United Cerebral Palsy, 44 South 38th Street, Camp Hill, PA; or Galilean Children's Home, PO Box 880, Liberty KY 42539.
Please share your memories and photos of Barbara and offer your condolences at www.SharingSpecialMemories.com  or  www.Myers-Buhrig.com.

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