Born: May 18, 1934 - Deceased: April 29, 2022
Phyllis Ann Crader, nee Mercer, 87, of Swansea, IL, born Friday, May 18, 1934, in West Frankfort, IL, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022, at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville, IL.
A sociable woman who made friends easily, Phyllis loved her family unconditionally. This was shown by her working as a data entry specialist for Bank of America. It was not a career, but allowed her to provide for her family, and that was good enough. As the daughter of a Southern Illinois coal miner, she understood the ups and downs of life and always made time for those in need. Phyllis loved country music, antiquing with friends, playing Bunco, tending to her flower garden, was talented at crocheting, and approached shopping like an Olympic sport. Phyllis was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Illinois Center for Autism in Fairview Heights, St. Jude Childrens Research or Shriners Children’s, and Breastcancer.org (https://www.breastcancer.org/).
Visitation: Visitation from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, Friday, May 6, 2022 at First United Presbyterian Church, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville, IL 62223.
Funeral: A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2022 at First United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Alex Lysdahl officiating. Interment will follow at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My heart breaks for your loss. Phyllis was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed, however, heaven has another beautiful Angel watching over all of you. R. I. P. Phyllis
We are sorry for your loss. You can’t replace a mom. All you can do is carry on and continue to make her proud of you. You will be in our prayers
Warren and family I am so sorry for your loss