Phil Church


Philip Hill Church, 76, of Tuscola, and formerly of Paris, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at the Arthur Home in Arthur.  Mr. Church was the former owner of Church Insurance Agency.  

Following cremation, a memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery is accompanied by military honors provided by American Legion Post 211. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Nov. 30 at the funeral home.  

Mr. Church was born July 16, 1943, at Paris, the son of the late Frank Axson and Ida Hill Church. He married Amy Stoneburner Aug. 27, 1988, at the Paris Presbyterian Church, and she survives.

He is also survived by daughters, Hannah Church of Peoria, Sarah (Tony) Vitale of Tuscola and Amanda Lamb of Chicago; two grandchildren, Peppe and Mia Vitale; and one sister, Carol (Tom) Church Collier of Tuscola.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.

Mr. Church was a United States Navy veteran and a member of the Paris Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club, Elks BPOE 812, American Legion Post 211 and Paris Community Hospital Board.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur Home.  

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