Phyllis Ray Heimann


Phyllis Ray Heimann, loving mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend went to be with her Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 26, 2023 following a long battle with COPD.

Memorial Service:  2pm Saturday, May 13 at Lake Shore United Methodist Church.

Phyllis was born January 22, 1947 to Lucky and Allie Ruth Shepherd.  She met and married Fredrick Heimann and they adopted their son Phillip and had their daughter, Shannon.  Shannon and her husband Bob Cross had Phyllis’s granddaughter Kylie Grace Cross in 2014. Phyllis was an avid reader, and loved to be creative, whether it was writing, painting, sewing or making flower arrangements.  She loved her family fiercely and loved to help and take care of others.  She never met a dog or cat she didn’t want to adopt.  She was a devout Christian and loved listening to sermons by Billy Graham and hymns performed by Elvis Presley.

After her divorce, she met and fell in love with her partner, Thomas Contreras, and the two lived together happily until his death.  From this relationship came bonus daughters, Ashley Gregory and Jennifer Contreras, bonus son Thomas Contreras Jr, and grandchildren, Thomas Contreras III and Maia Contreras as well as niece, Adriana Contreras and nephew, Bryson Dawkins.

She was proceeded in death by her father, Lucky Shepherd; and mother, Allie Ruth Chamrod.

She is survived by her brothers, Steve Chamrod, and Owen Andersen and his wife Theresa; son and daughter and their spouses; many nieces, nephews and cousins; granddaughter Kylie; and her bonus children and grandchildren.

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  1. Amanda Phillips

    We will forever remember you and miss u 😘! Luv u Phyllis and give my mom a hug 🤗 for me

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