Lafe Eugene Stull, 37, of Monrovia and formerly of Bay City, Michigan, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. The only child of Delbert and Susan (Dillon) Stull, he was born on March 20, 1979, in Marietta, Ohio.
He grew up in the small town of New Matamoras and became a follower of Christ attending the Harmony Hill Baptist Church under the loving guidance of his church family. Lafe graduated from Frontier High School in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Arts - Law and Justice from Taylor University in Fort Wayne in 2001. An intelligent extrovert, he strategically set his standards high, expecting the best of himself and wanting only the same for others; maintaining a positive outlook even when odds were against him. In 2001, he met his match, Maria Ann. Despite their opposite personalities, they instantly connected and they were united in marriage on October 14, 2005. Together, they were blessed to share many adventures and frequently traveled to experience the world together including most recently, Greece, to celebrate their ten-year anniversary.
Lafe dedicated the last twelve years to JC Penney's, where he worked his way up through the company previously holding management positions in Saginaw, Burton, and Flint, Michigan. In 2013, he earned a promotion to General Manager at JC Penney Plainfield, Indiana at the Shops at Perry Crossing. A proud, focused and accomplished leader, he was goal oriented and truly gifted with people. Lafe possessed a compassionate, thoughtful and kind heart; always taking others into consideration and starting the conversation by asking, "How are you?".
Along with his parents, survivors include his wife and best friend, Maria (White) Stull of Monrovia; father & mother-in-law, Bill and Kathy White and Grandma Rose Castaneda of Bay City, Michigan; siblings by marriage, Amy, Luke, Scott, Heather, Brian, Trisha, Tom, Trina, Jill and Jeff; thirteen nieces and nephews, as well as a large host of in-laws including aunts, uncles, and cousins; Aunts Mayme Roberts and Ellen Traylor of New Matamoras, Ohio; cousins, Heather Roberts of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Valerie, Shyana and Ada Townsend of Ripley, West Virginia.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 11am - 2pm, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Light Memorial & Funeral Chapel, 585 E. Main Street, Monrovia. Additional Services in Michigan will be held in Michigan at 7:30pm, on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Squires Funeral Home - Ambrose Location, 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City, MI 48708, with calling held prior from 5pm until time of service. Memorial Contributions may be made payable to Maria Stull, 2925 W. Crosscreek Drive, Monrovia, IN 46157, with all proceeds going to the Clothe-a-child fundraiser: Hendricks County Division of MIBOR clothe a child. To share a favorite story, send an online condolence or light a candle in Lafe's memory visit www.lightmemorial.com.
Published on November 25, 2016