Phyllis Jean Mueller, age 82 of Marion, Illinois passed away at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Phyllis was born on January 8, 1939 in Harrisburg to Howard and Golda (Ginger) Burton. She was married to Charles Hayden on July 25, 1955. She later married Steven J. Mueller on March 2, 1996 and he survives.
Phyllis was the head supervisor at Elgin State Mental Hospital for 30 years, previously she worked at Tinley Park State Hospital. She loved interior decorating, listening to music and arranging flowers. For Phyllis, family was everything. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Steven J. Mueller of Marion; four children, daughter, Donna French and fiancé, Joseph Schweigen of Marion; son, Charles Michael Hayden and wife, Virginia of Marion; son, Steven Hayden and wife, Georgianna of Harrisburg; and daughter, Lisa Norris of Marion; 13 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren and brother, Randall Burton and wife, Jean of Eddyville.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; two great grandchildren, Landen Matthew Hayden and Timothy Russell Adami, Jr; brother, Wendell Howard Burton; brother, James Glendell Burton; brother, Edward Franklin Burton; brother, Rondell Jerry Burton and sister, Barbara June Moore.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1 PM at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, Illinois. Rev. Scott Johnson will officiate and burial will follow in Rose Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 AM –1 PM Friday, April 9, 2021 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at funeral home.
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