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Linn County News

Published Feb. 7, 2018

Cleta Fern Stump, age 67, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at her home. Cleta was born Sept. 16, 1950, at Fort Scott, Kan., to Clyde and Alice (Jackman) DeMott.

She attended Mound City High School. 

On June 16, 1967, she married Otis Ray Wisdom. They had three children, Louri, Kristina and Daniel, before divorcing. 

On Feb. 2, 1985, Cleta married Thomas Stump. For 33 years he had loved and cared for her. He loved her children and grandchildren as if they were his own. They returned his love, as he has been such a great part of their lives. This mutual love and respect will continue even after her passing. 

Over the years Cleta had enjoyed many things including quilting, crocheting and baking. She made delicious goodies everyone loved including brownies, cookies, cakes and her, and everyone else’s, favorite, chocolate-covered candy balls! Cleta inherited her love of riding horses and being a country girl from her father. She also loved taking off down the road on her trike with her husband and feeling the wind in her hair! 

She loved animals unconditionally. At her passing she had two dogs, Lucy and Wally, and four parrots, Charlie, Crackers, Peppers and Toby, who were all like her children and brought her so much love and joy.

However, it was her children and grandchildren to whom she had undying devotion and unconditional love. There is not one thing that she wouldn’t have done for any of them. She just truly loved being with them, having fun, laughing, joking or getting them all together to go out to eat or go shopping. 

Cleta was preceded in death by her parents; and two aunts, Cecilia DeMott and Cleta Dixon.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Stump of the home; three children, Louri Darringer of Mound City, and Kristina Wright and husband Steve, and Daniel Wisdom and girlfriend Jessica, all of Amoret, Mo.; three brothers, Delton DeMott of Wichita, Winford DeMott of Fort Scott and Roger DeMott of La Cygne; five grandchildren, Nicolas Shasteen, Devyn Henkle, Stevie Wright, Sam Darringer and Maureen Pardee; and two great grandchildren, Arriana Jo and Clara Valentine Pardee.

The funeral was Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial followed in Woodland Cemetery. 

 

The family suggests contributions to Mercy Hospice or Wayside Waifs in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, Kan. 66056. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

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