Julie Stump, 66

Julie Ann (Warner) Stump, 66, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully Tuesday Morning, Oct. 12, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village.

She was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Thomasville, N.C., a daughter of the late Walter and Virginia (Beck) Warner.

Julia graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., with a degree in elementary education and taught school for many years before her children were born.

On Aug. 13, 1972, she married Clarence Stump in Colorado Springs, Colo. This marriage ended in divorce.

She has been a resident of St. Joseph County since 1972, and had previously resided in Colorado Springs and spent most of her early years in Thomasville, N.C.

She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing piano, drinking coffee, visiting with people, and writing her thoughts in a journal.

Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Stump and Emily Stump, both of Sturgis; three grandchildren, Nathan, Elissa and Joel; a brother, Alan (Judy) Warner; six sisters, Lynis (Bron) Spivey, Cynthia (Dale) Greene, Malinda (Charles) Spencer, Laura (Jeff) Kennedy, Karen (Gerry) Reel and Heidi Warner; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Gary Warner.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. A graveside service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.

The family suggests memorial donations be directed to the Community Mental Health Agency, 210 S. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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