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Robert Stump Lexington

Lexington, Ky. - Private funeral services for Robert Stump, 86, Lexington, will be at a later date.Mr. Stump died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Albert and Susan Thro Stump. He graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis and received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois.Mr. Stump was a professor of physics at Kansas University from 1950 to 1988 and participated in numerous experiments in nuclear and high-energy physics. He was a visiting scientist at Brookhaven National Lab, the European Center for Nuclear Research and the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He was a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Falmouth, Mass.Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Gass Stump; four sons, Daniel and wife Ruth Ann, East Lansing, Mich., Roger and wife Julia, Delmar, N.Y., Greg and wife Marcia, Lexington, and Jordan and wife Eleanor, Lincoln, Neb.; a brother, Thomas and wife Doris, Indianapolis; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Mr. Stump was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Matchett.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.