In Loving Memory …

Phyllis Annette Church

Phyllis Annette Church, 60, of Stover, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, MO.

She was born April 3, 1959 in Kansas City, KS, a daughter of Ezra Stout and Arlene Ruth (Petitt) Church.

Phyllis was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Mission, KS.  She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, bird watching, camping and sitting around a campfire.  She will be remembered for the love she had of animals and children.

Survivors include two children, Jessica Church and Paul Scobee both of Stover, MO; two sisters, Ruth Straton (John) of Basehor, KS, Connie Swafford of Cole Camp, MO; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to both of her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Gunder; two brothers, Don and Melvin Church; one sister, Shirley McCarty.

Private family services for Phyllis will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia, MO.


  1. I know we all loved her, and we all shared many memories with her. She was kind, loving, generous and a million other things too. But the lord was ready for her, he needed her. I could tell that she was suffering before she passed, but she still somehow made everyone else feel better about themselves even through the pain. She was one of the most loving people i’ve ever met. We all loved spending time with her, sharing memories, thoughts, dreams. Think about all the good times, sitting around the fire pit on a warm summer night sharing our stories. I just know she would not want us to be sad, she is looking down from heaven smiling. She will not feel anymore pain, she will not feel any more sadness just excitement for the day we reunite with her and the lord.

  2. Kathy (Petitt) Ashlock

    Ruthie and Connie, So sorry to hear about Phyllis. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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