Obituary for Leita F (Pumphery) Stout

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Leita F (Pumphery) Stout

August 21, 1930 - May 8, 2012

Leita F. (Pumphery) Stout, age 81 went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012 at her residence in Brown County.

Leita was born August 21, 1930, in Kings Mountain, KY, to the late Chester Pumphery & Maudie (Jenkins) Pumphery. She married her loving husband of 61 years, Louis L. Stout on September 30, 1950 in Indianapolis.

Leita was a 44 year member of the Morgantown Baptist Church. She was homemaker and worked for Bemis Bag Co. in Indianapolis during the 1950's. Leita also was the co-owner of the Backyard Greenhouse in Fruitdale. Leita used her green thumb to work in her 3 acre flower & vegetable garden and enjoyed collecting dolls and reading about history. She was known as an excellent cook and baker. Leita use to bake 17 loafs of bread for her family while raising her children. She was a diehard Kentucky Wildcat's Fan and enjoyed watching the Barcelona Soccer matches. Leita enjoyed quilting and has made over 100 quilts.

She is survived by her husband: Louis; six children: Terri (David) Sisson of Brown County, James (Shirley) Stout of Bargersville, Janet Stout of Brown County, Steven (Kim) Stout of Morgantown, David (Le Rae) Stout of Bloomfield & Quentin (Debra) Stout of Trafalgar. Leita will be remembered by her siblings: Pearl LeCompte of LaGrange, KY, Juanita Stinson of Indianapolis, Otis "Junior" Pumphery of Greenwood, Jimmy & Billy Pumphery both of Kentucky & Lori Brossard of Louisiana; 13 grandchildren: Amanda, Ben, Tracie, Hanna, Dustin, Cody, Ashley, Joshua, Hope, Melissa, Levi, Lisa & Mike; 11 great grandchildren.

Leita was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Charity Ellen Stout; and a sister: May Birdie McMan.

The Rev. Myron Young will conduct a graveside service at 2 pm on Thursday at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation and Personalization Center in Morgantown.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly encourages memorial contributions to be sent in honor of Leita to the Martinsville Christian Tabernacle School, 2189 Burton Lane, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: August 21, 1930
Died: May 8, 2012

Condolences for Leita Stout

Kenny Maxwell posted on 1/1/00

Dear Terri, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Jennifer Baughman posted on 1/1/00

Janet & family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother - I'll miss talking to her when I visit the nursery. But what comfort it must be to have loved and been loved by someone who, from what I read and observed, was warm and funny and loved her family deeply. A life truly lived. God bless you. Jennifer


harold and cathy sisson posted on 1/1/00

terri, harold and i are so sorry to learn of your moms passing. please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. cathy