John "Phil" Stover

Born: Thu., Jul. 14, 1938
Died: Sun., Apr. 16, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 19, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 20, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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John “Phil” Stover, 78, passed away Easter Sunday 16, 2017 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis due to complications while surrounded by his loved ones.

He leaves his wife of 59 years, Diana (Anderson) Stover; His son Shane Stover and his wife Kelly (Haney) Stover; His son Brad Stover and his wife Malissa (Robinson) Stover; his daughter Renee (Stover) Hines and her late husband Ron Hines; his daughter Shelly (Stover) Woodward and husband Jeff Woodward.

            He leaves his grandchildren; Brooke (Hines) Patterson, Zach Hines, Whitney (Stover) Cox, Ashley (Stover) Harris, Savanah Woodward, Chandler Woodward, Alicia (Stover) Williams, and Andy Stover.

He leaves his great grandchildren; Stella Harris, Brantley Cox, Gatlin Patterson, Gracie Patterson, Maegan Williams, Morgan Williams, Miranda Williams, Lexi Williams, and his little buddy Sammy the Shih Tzu.

Phil was born on July 14, 1938 in Celina, Ohio to Betty Stover-Spencer and Ralph Scholl. He was a graduate in 1956 at Jackson High School in Union City, Indiana. Upon graduation Phil took a job at Westinghouse where he met the love of his life Diana. In the ensuring years he worked several years at Overmyer Mold in Winchester, Indiana which later change its name to Ross Mold. Over the course of these years Diana and Phil welcomed four wonderful children into this world.

Phil would like to be remembered for his active membership in Jayland Car Club where he showcased his prized possessions such as his 1950 Chevrolet Convertible and his 1968 Chevrolet Impala. In addition to this, Phil was known for his amazing photography skills which led to the nickname “Shutterbug.” During his free-time he thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, attending Indy series racing, fishing, golfing, Canoeing, and attending his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s sporting events, band contest, and color guard contests. 

Phil was a remarkably humble man who valued his family and most importantly his Wife. His love and admiration was always evident during all occasions especially holidays. While in the presence of loved ones he always seemed to shine the brightest.

Funeral services for Phil will be Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, Indiana with Pastor Danny Hines officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Neil and Cindy McHolland
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Dear Diane and family,
Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Phil's passing. I'm so glad that we were able to visit over the phone on Sat. He was a wonderful friend and I enjoyed visiting with him so much over coffee at McDonald's. I will miss the nice talks we used to have.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Take care,
Neil & Cindy🙏🏻

Rob & Lisa Anderson & Family
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Phil. Our thoughts and prayers are with Diana and all the family. He will be missed and was always a nice guy. We are sorry for your loss.

John Segraves
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Dear Stover family

First I'd like to express my sorry for not being able to attend Phil's viewing. More importantly I'd like to try and express how sorry I am for you loss. Like Phil, all you guys are a great part of my childhood. Although Phil is now at peace and in a better place, I'm sure that doesn't make his absence any easier for you right now...believe me I know. Thank you all for some of my best childhood memories. JD

Steve and Regina Thornburg
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sincerely Steve and Regina Thornburg