Joe Denoyer - February 12, 2021 2:11 am
Blain Stump, 50, lost his long and very difficult fight with COVID-19 on February 9, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born to Gabriele (Polischensky) and Blain Stump, Jr. on October 6, 1970 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Blain was a military brat, growing up in Germany, West Virginia, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and finally, landing in Kansas where he met Kara Jean Powell. They were united in marriage on March 27, 1999 at the Sublette United Methodist Church.
Blain and Kara moved to Hugoton after he took a position with the Stevens County Sheriff Department. Hugoton quickly became their home; the place where they grew as a family and raised their girls.
Blain enjoyed hunting, fishing, food, family, and friends. He believed in working hard for what you want. He was stubborn and known as short-tempered, but was witty, sarcastic, and loved big. Blain was a faithful life-long Dallas Cowboys fan.
In 2018, Blain and Kara opened Stumpy’s restaurant in Hugoton. He was passionate about offering quality food to his customers and was constantly learning new techniques for food preparation. He loved his customers as much as they loved his food.
Blain was proudest of his two girls. He loved supporting them through all their activities. When the girls were active in 4-H he became the ultimate show-dad, never missing an event and constantly coaching them to greater achievements. Brecklyn and Jayla have many memories of their dad two-stepping with their mom in the kitchen. They learned from him a definite set of expectations on life and love, setting the bar high for any man who wanted to win their hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Kara; daughters, Brecklyn Stump of Sublette, and Jayla Stump, and boyfriend Nick Gold, of Wichita; his mother, Gabriele Onofre, and step-father Robert, of Hugoton; step-mother, Janelle Stump of St. Paul, NE; mother-in-law, Donna Powell of Sublette; brothers, Michael Stump, and wife Bambi, of Verdigris, OK, Lawrence Stump of Broken Bow, NE, Brian Onofre of Hugoton; a sister, Sabrina Harders, and husband Bill, of Wood River, NE, sister-in-law, Nikki Russell and husband Courtney of Plano, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as, all his treasured friends and staff at Stumpy’s.
He is preceded in death by his father, Blain Stump, Jr.; and father-in-law, Wes Powell.
Funeral Service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13th, at the First Christian Church of Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Cory Clark officiating. Interment will be at the Haskell County Cemetery following the service.
It is preferred that masks be worn at the service. For those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed on the Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory Facebook page.
Memorial contributions can be made payable to Pheasant Heaven Charities in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, KS 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com