Phillip "Phil" Duane Stewart

November 24, 1936 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 84)

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Phillip “Phil” Duane Stewart, age 84, of LaGrange, IN passed away peacefully at his residence.  Mr. Stewart was born on November 24, 1936 in LaGrange, IN to Orville Earl and Rose Ilean (Witham) Stewart.  Phil attended LaGrange High School.  On June 7, 1958, he married his wife of 62 years Sharon M. Adams in Stroh, IN.  Phil worked in construction for 30 years.  He retired from Wells Cargo as a welder after 23 years of dedicated service.  Phil was a member and a Deacon at The Church of the True God in Wolcottville, IN.  He loved to sing and was best known for his quote, “I love you and Jesus loves you more.”  Phil was a people person, did not know a stranger, loved making you laugh, and was a celebrity at Walmart.  He loved his five daughters, grandchildren, and family. Phil was a lifetime fan of Chevys and was never late and always early to anything he went to.  

Survivors include:
Wife, Sharon M. Stewart of LaGrange, IN.
Daughter, Sharon “Sue” and Billy Joe Tullos of Sturgis, MI.
Daughter, Karen and Pastor Kenneth Beverly of Burr Oak, MI.
Daughter, Phyllis E. and Jeff Keesling of Sturgis, MI.
Daughter, Bobbie and Tommy Jr. Johnson of Sturgis, MI.
Daughter, Annette J. and Cliff Prater of Hazard, KY.
18 Grandchildren.
50 Great-grandchildren.
3 Great-great grandchildren.
Sister, Loretta Garrison of Churubusco, IN.
Sister, Pearl Ann Stewart of LaGrange, IN.
Sister, Norma Jean and Dave Tropp of Mongo, IN.
Sister, Ruby Lynn and Charley Thompson of New Paris, IN.  
Brother, Bill and Jennifer Stewart of LaGrange, IN.  
Brother-in-law, Richard J. and Emma Jean Adams of Corunna, IN.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, 3 grandchildren, siblings: Rose Marie Stewart, Paul Richard Stewart, Benny Stewart, and Willy Stewart, and sister-in-law, Diane Stewart. 

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 1:00pm with visitation two hours prior from 11:00am-1:00pm at Church of the True God, 5685 South State Road 3, Wolcottville, IN 46795.

Burial will take place following the funeral service at English Prairie Cemetery.

Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Kenneth Beverly.

Memorial donations may be directed to Church of the True God.

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Arrangements and care trusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange, IN.  

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May 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Church of the True God
5685 South State Road 3
Wolcottville, IN 46795

Funeral Service
May 5, 2021

1:00 PM
Church of the True God
5685 South State Road 3
Wolcottville, IN 46795

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