Reverend John W. Stewart, 86, met his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

John was born in Sparta, Illinois, to Reverend Robert W. and Helen Creswell Stewart on May 30, 1935. He married Delores in 1956, and recently they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include: son, Ken Stewart of Kingman, Indiana; daughter, Karen (Brian) Sutton of Bluffton, South Carolina; son, Scott (Lorie) Stewart of Connersville; son, Steve (Shannon) Stewart of Hudson, Illinois; daughter, Susan (Scott) Burke of Greenville, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren: Josh (Rachel) Stewart, Lydia (Andrew) Scheps, Andy (Niki) Sutton, Emily Sutton, Rachael Sutton, Michelle (Craig) Sick, Sarah Stewart, Shelby Stewart, Sydney Burke, Stefanie Burke, and Spencer Burke; 8 great-grandchildren: Nate, Anna, Peter, Elizabeth, Matthew, Lucas, Sophia, and Reagan. He is also survived by 2 sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by both parents; his brothers, Reverend Carl Stewart and Reverend Hubert Stewart; daughter-in-law, Cherry Stewart; 2 infant grandchildren; 1 infant great-grandchild; and nephew, Paul Stewart.

He pastored in Seatonville, Illinois, for 5 years then moved to Connersville, Indiana, where he pastored Harrisburg Union Church for 37 years before retiring there. He loved his God, his family, and sharing Christ with everyone he met. His decision to follow Christ at an early age caused a wide ripple effect for generations to come. Thank you, Dad, for loving, sharing Christ, and giving to others. Well done, thou good and faithful servant!

Visitation will be Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Friday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Larry Hufhand presiding. Both will be held at Miller Moster Robbins Funeral Home in Connersville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to his grandchildren on the mission field (Josh and Rachel Stewart – or to Harrisburg Union Church – Flagpole Fund (3521 N Co Rd 225 W, Connersville, IN 47331).

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