Lance Churchill

August 19, 1945 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 73)

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Lance Churchill 73, died unexpectedly on July 7, 2019 in Heber Springs, AR while on vacation with family.

Lance is survived by his wife of 52 years Elisabeth Ogden Churchill. 

He was born in Colorado Springs, the son of Harry Charles Churchill and Cora Elizabeth Churchill. As a child he lived in Colorado, Japan, Germany and moved to Kentucky in 8th grade. He was a graduate of Model High School Richmond KY; Eastern Kentucky University in Biology & Chemistry, and received his Master’s in Health Administration from Central Michigan University.

Throughout his life he was an entrepreneur; retired from the University of Kentucky Health Services; operated a small business for 11 years.

Lance enjoyed helping others and giving of his time.  He was a devoted father, papaw,
brother and husband.  He had numerous interests and hobbies: sport events, collecting, gardening, travel, cooking breakfast and the role of Santa Claus. He served many capacities over the years at Christ Church Cathedral, his church home and community.

He is survived by his 4 children: Sonya Elisabeth Stephens, Derek Lance Churchill, Nathan Ogden Churchill (Cassy), and Charles Scott Churchill (Elizabeth), 5 grandchildren: Cody, Madelyne, Paxton, Skai and Landry, brother Harry Spence 
Churchill (Kathy), sister-in-law Dr. Katharine Cornell, nephews and niece Kevin Churchill (Kimberley), Kristin Trulock (Greg), and Kevin Cornell (Kelly). Lance was predeceased by his parents, sister Jana Cherissa Bonner and brother-in-law Dr. Carl Cornell.

All services are Saturday July 20, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral 166 Market St. Lexington. Visitation at 10:30, Celebration of Life at 12:00, and reception following for all.

Memorial donations may be made to:
   Christ Church Cathedral
   166 Market St., Lexington, KY 40507
   The Cathedral Domain c/o The Episcopal Diocese
   of Lexington, PO Box 610, Lexington, KY 40508


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July 20, 2019

10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Celebration of Life
July 20, 2019

12:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Funeral Service
July 20, 2019

7:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral (St. Lexington)

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