Philip R. Crouch, 67


Philip Ray Crouch, 67, of Coffeen, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at his residence.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. John Ray officiating. Burial will be held in Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen. Military rites will be conducted graveside by the Taylor Springs VFW #1306 and Irving American Legion Post #425.

Mr. Crouch was born April 15, 1952, in Seoul, Korea, to Ernest "Ernie" and Wilda (Wolfe) Crouch.He married Edith Malate Corsino in 1992, and she survives.

He was a 1971 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He graduated as a registered nurse cum laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

A correctional officer at Vandalia Correctional Center for three years, he served 25 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a corpsman at the naval hospital, retiring BSN/RN in 1997. He worked as a registered nurse for the Department of Health in Hillsboro, Hillsboro and Vandalia Rehabilitation Center, and Vandalia Terrace and Health Care Center, as well as Taylorville Correctional Center.

He was a member of the Coffeen United Methodist Church, a 4-H instructor and trainer, and a member of the Coffeen Fire Department. He loved his horses.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, John (Joan) Crouch of Fox Point, WI; one sister, Rosina (Dan) Rohrs of Greenville; six nieces and nephews, Sarah McNeal of Redwood, CA, Andrew Rohrs of Floresville, TX, Sheila Moreta of Honolulu, HI, John David Crouch, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Jonathan Farrar and Maxwell Crouch, both of Milwaukee, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Coffeen United Methodist Church.

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