Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 9, 2013

Shirley Martin Stumbo 1925-2013

PRINTER — Shirley Martin Stumbo, 87, of Printer, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland.

Shirley was born Aug. 29, 1925, to the late Jones and Maudie Gearheart Martin of Eastern.

She worked at the Elkhorn Coal Company Store at Garrett as a teenager and was the postal clerk at the Printer Post Office during the ’60s and ’70s. She was a 64-year member of Salisbury United Methodist Church, where she had served as treasurer and Sunday school teacher. She touched many lives because of her teaching and living a Christian life.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jack Stumbo, in 1994.

She is survived by her daughter, Joan (Bryan) Flanery of Ashland; two granddaughters, Kimberly Ann Flanery of Monmouth Beach, N.J., and Sarabeth (David) Carpenter of Indianapolis; a great-grandson, Jackson Ezekiel “Zeke” Carpenter of Indianapolis; a brother, Robert (Lois) Martin of Eastern; three nieces, Vicki (Toby) Orme and Robin Ballman of Columbus, Ind., and Betty (Charles) Luxmore of Winchester; a double-first cousin and former brother-in-law, William Martin of  Printer; and a dear lifelong friend, Pauline Ousley of Langley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Hall Funeral Home in Martin by the Rev. Bobby Lawson. Burial will be in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Salisbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 158, Printer, KY 41655.

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