Robert S. Stemble


Robert S. Stemble, 88, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 28, 1926, in Champaign County, a son of the late Dewey F. and Glenna Mae Hupp Stemble. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Akey.

On July 5, 1949, he married the former Betty Littlejohn in Covington, Ky., and she survives along with a daughter, Debra (Ed) Pulfer of Belle Center; sons, John (Pamela) Stemble of Lewistown and Douglas A. (Patricia) Stemble of Rushsylvania; grandchildren, Chad Pulfer, Brad Pulfer, Melissa Pulfer, Kelly Stemble and Kale Stemble; two great-grandchildren, Rylee and Reagan Pulfer; a niece, Kay Akey-Creech of Montana; and a special buddy, Bryan Fullerton.

Bob was a life-long farmer and past owner and operator of Belle Center Food & Storage and Stemble’s Meats from 1962 to 1991.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church.

A 1944 graduate of West Liberty High School, he loved the Cincinnati Reds and enjoyed OSU basketball and “wintering” in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a member of the Willard Stout Post 266 of the American Legion in Belle Center.

John “Pete” Brown conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. Burial is in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana, with military honors by the Logan County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine.

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