Phyllis E. Heider


September 7, 1931 - June 2, 2013

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Phyllis E. (Moore) Heider, 81, of Lostant, passed away Sunday morning, June 2, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be 9:15 a.m. at Mueller Funeral Home in Lostant followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Church in Wenona with Rev. Luke Poczworowski, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery in Lostant. Visitation will be 4-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home with a liturgical prayer service at 3:45 PM.

Mrs. Heider was born September 7, 1931 in Streator to William and Charlotte (Lawless) Moore. She married Eugene “Snick” Heider on June 2, 1951 at St. John the Baptist Church in Lostant.

She was a graduate of Lostant High School and a member of St. Mary’s Church in Wenona. She worked at the Lipton Tea Factory in Streator for four years and later at the Century Café in Lostant. Together, she and her husband started the H & H Tap in Lostant which later became Bullheads.

Survivors include her husband, Snick; nine children, Gary (Linda) Heider of Washington, Mary Kay Kozak (friend Syl Janusick) of Oglesby, Jean (Jim) Gentert of LaSalle, Nancy (Steve) DeRubeis of Wenona, Jacqueline (Max) Actis of Spring Valley, James (Sue) Heider of Oglesby, Robert (Denise) Heider of Tonica, Ronald (Charlene) Heider of Peru, and Susanne (Gregg) Humphries of Plano; 23 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Marge) Moore of Lostant one sister, Deanna (Larry) Whiteaker of Ottawa; one sister in-law, Bess Moore of Granville; in-laws, Doris Barr of Lostant, Janet (Harlan) Strode of Lostant, Russell Heider of Streator, Alan (Joyce ) Heider of Streator, Joann (Robert) Henderson of Geneseo, Donna Smaling of Bloomington, and Maxine Brierly of Lostant; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Donald, Robert, and Raymond Moore; one step-grandson, Zachary Humphries.

Pallbearers will be her 16 grandsons, Derek, Brandon, Brock, Blake, Brent, Brooks, Eric, Kyle, Kurt, and Michael Heider, Tom and Luke Kozak, Jeff and Brad Gentert, and Jeremy and Marcus Camatti.

Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary’s Church in Wenona or to the charity of the donor’s choice.