Phillip J McCarville
April 19, 1938 ~ January 13, 2020
Phillip J. "Phil" McCarville, age 81, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Elma. Military rites will be provided by Elma American Legion Post #597. There will be visitation to greet the family at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Phillip John was born April 19, 1938, the son of Raymond and Zelpha McCarville in Cresco, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Schools in Cresco. Upon completing his education Phil enlisted in the US Army where he was stationed in Alabama. Phil was united in marriage to Victoria “Tory” Heinemann on August 21, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma where they lived their entire married life. They became parents to Carol and John and grandparents of Jeremy, Jacob and Marva. Phil went on to Barber School in Waukon. He bought the Elma Barber Shop from his father-in-law and carried on the legacy for the next 50 years. He also worked at Donaldson’s for 20 years until his retirement. Phil enjoyed fishing, collecting trains and in later years purchased an electric train set which he proudly displayed in his home. Phil also enjoyed the social life of the barber shop. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, and Immaculate Conception Church. Those left to honor Phil’s memories are his children, Carol (Mike) Zobeck of Protivin, IA and John McCarville of Elma; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacob and Marva (Jeremy); his two great-grandchildren, Tyson and Kamryn; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Tory in 2017.