Deacon Philip Ordonio III, 51, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at his residence northwest of Edina, Missouri.

Philip was born on December 19, 1966, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Philip Jr. and Marsha Rae Ordonio.

He was raised in Greentop, Missouri and attended Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Kirksville, Missouri for eight years, St. Thomas Seminary in Hannibal, Missouri as a freshman, Kirksville High School for two years before graduating from St. Thomas Seminary in 1985.

On August 19, 1995, in Kirksville, Missouri, Philip married Ellen Marie Kessler. They made their home in Ewing, Missouri before settling on his grandparent’s farm northwest of Edina, Missouri to make their home.

Philip then continued his education at Truman State University in Kirksville, Moberly Area Junior College in Moberly and graduated from the Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois in the Class of 1994. In 2012 he heard his calling and began his training to become a Deacon at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri in 2016.

He worked for Buckhorn Rubber in Hannibal, Missouri, State Farm Insurance and most recently Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.

Philip was raised in the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville, Missouri but is now a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri and is a member of the Council #846 Edina Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, repairing cars, lending a helping hand to his church family and he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Ordonio of Edina, Missouri; two daughters, Corrina Ordonio of Kirksville, Missouri and Cecilia Ordonio of Edina, Missouri; his parents, Philip Jr. and Marsha Ordonio of Greentop, Missouri; a sister, Katrina and David Hill of Kirksville, Missouri; his father-in-law, Ben Kessler of Loraine, Illinois; five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Philip was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Martha Kessler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri.

Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018, with the family receiving friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. A Rosary Service will be on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Edina, Missouri, with Terry Hettinger, Tony Hettinger, T.J. Ordonio, Chris Arhart, Fr. Paul Clark, Kelly Hayes, Jonathan Chow and Mark Parrish serving as pall bearers.

Father Colin Franklin will officiate and music will be provided by Jim and Kyle Clark.

An expression of sympathy in memory of Philip Ordonio may be left to the family for his daughters.  A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.