OBITUARY

Phyllis Stumpf

May 26, 1927December 11, 2018

Phyllis Stumpf was born on May 26, 1927 and passed away on December 11, 2018.

REMEMBERING

Phyllis Stumpf

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Sue & Mike Brayne

February 12, 2019

We were so sorry to hear about your mum. She was such a lovely lady. We suspected that all was not well when we did not hear from her. She always sent a letter full of your family's whereabouts and any news. We were very aware of how very proud she was of all of you.

Thank you very much for sending us all the information. We loved mum's poem. We think of her fondly after our wonderful trip back in the 80's. She was always so cheerful, funny and thoughtful. We were amazed at her creativity and the fact that she kept herself busy with activities in her later years.

Her Girl Scout career was yet another area that she excelled at. What can I say? She was wonderful. I'm sure she will be sorely missed but never forgotten by more than yourselves.

-Sue and Mike Brayne and Family
England The UK

Jill LaFountain

February 11, 2019

I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for naming Girl Scouts as a recipient to memorial gifts in honor of your dear mom. Phyllis was such a sweet lady and I really liked talking with her when I would visit at the Townhouse. She inspired me with her years of service and philanthropy. She is an example of how we should all be!
-Jill LaFountain
Director of Advancement
Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

Deb Louis

February 10, 2019

This breaks my heart! but I know she has had a lot of love and fun and adventure to last many lifetimes. She is so very special to so many people. She meant a lot to my life. I owe so many great childhood memories to her. Memories I will never forget and have passed onto my daughter. She is one very special lady. I'll sing for her and pray for her.
- Deb Louis

susan Gibson Sears

February 10, 2019

Love me some Mrs. Stumpf! She will get gold wings and so many jewels in her crown in heaven for (putting up with) guiding teenage girls!
-Susan Gibson Sears

Kathie Dupont Nix

February 10, 2019

"White coral bells upon a slender stalk, lilies of the valley grace my garden walk...Oh, don't you wish that you could hear them ring? That will happen only when the fairies sing. " Learned at Camp McMillan circa 1970. So sorry. Singing every scout song I know. "A million tomorrow's shall all pass away, ere I forget all the joys that are mine today..."

"He always sings ragtime music to the cattle as he swings back and forth in his saddle..."

"Mmm mmm I want to linger mmm mmm a little longer, mmm mmm a little longer here with you."

"Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you're out too soon, the sun is still at the sky, go back to your bed and cover up your head and wait till the day goes by."

Did you know your mom came to the gold award ceremony when my daughter got her award? It was so special to me. I was also asked to give a character reference for one of my girl scouts as she applies to be a leader. The legacy continues. Do you ever wonder how many lives she affected through girl scouting? It has to be innumerable.
- Kathie Dupont Nix

Peggy Johnson Bade

February 10, 2019

Little seed insde the prune...is it night...or is it noon...I taught cowboy Joe to my gilrs. Kaely was singing that so young!! Girl Scouts and your Mom!! Was such a blessing!!
-Peggy Johnson Bade

Diane Sherbahn

February 9, 2019

Read of your mother's passing. She was a very special lady in my life. So glad we got to see her and the rest of your family last year for her birthday.
I remember your family being at the farm and we were often at your house for pool parties or Christmas.
A few favorite memories:
I don't know how old I was, but I was taken to the lake to help with the children. Looking back, I'm guessing I was more another dhild rather than a helper. Before we went home Phyllis took me shopping to buy a gift for my mother. I knew mother liked figures so I chose a colorful Japanese lady. This "five and dime" lady stood in the bookcase at the farm among mother's other collection.

A little older,we were at your house for Christmas with all the family, fun, food and colors. My favorite was bourbon balls. Never fogot them but never found a recipe either.

And, of course, the story you already know about your parents taking our little ones to Cedar Point. They taught their children a good lesson and they taught us one as well. We have tried to carry forward their teaching.
- Diane Elett Sherbahn

Susan Kimmel

February 8, 2019

Your mom was truly an amazing woman. -Susan Kimmel

Rita Lynn

February 8, 2019

She was a great lady, she made an impact on so many people. -Rita Lynn

Cheri Augenstein Commesser

February 8, 2019

I have nothing but fun and funny memories of your mom. - Cheri Augenstein Commesser