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Paul Cornelius Stamper, 67


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Paul Cornelius Stamper, age 67, of Ionia, formerly of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Chicago, Illinois, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 5, 2016, following a long illness.† Paul was born on April 8, 1949, in Olive Hill, the son of Clayton and Josephine (Stevens) Stamper.† He relocated while in his youth to the Chicago area, and after attending high school there, he went on to college and completed his Associate Degree.† He taught alternative education students who were completing their high school studies, which gave him a great deal of personal satisfaction.† Later he worked in the construction trades doing carpentry, masonry and finish work.† He married Tamara Jean Thayer on August 2, 1997 in Olive Hill, and she survives.† Paul was a tinkerer and loved to start a project, but did not always finish them all, and could make a mess with the best of them. While not one to seek out social interaction, he enjoyed good times with family and close friends.


In addition to his dear wife, Tamara, Paul will be remembered by his children, Kieth Stamper, Theresa Stamper and Paul Stamper; his step daughter, Portia (Zach) Thayer-Lyon; his grandchildren, Alexander, Iylea, Konnar and Ellah; and his brothers Glenn (Ki Bo) Stamper and Clayton Stamper.† He was preceded in death by his parents.†


Paulís family will observe private memorial and interment rites.† Those wishing to express their sympathy are welcomed to consider a donation in his memory to the wishes of the family.† For additional information please contact Verdun Family Funeral Home in Belding at (616) 794-1300 or at

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