Phyllis Louise Heizer
1925 - 2021
J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel
232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC
Phyllis Louise Heizer passed away peacefully on October 17, 2021 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina at the age of 95. Phyllis was born to Harry and Louise Schuler on December 5, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Hughes High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the University of Cincinnati. She was hired by Bell Telephone Company in Cincinnati where she worked for over 30 years. She was a member of the Zonta Club, a business and professional organization, and was elected to Who's Who of American Women in 1974. Phyllis and her husband, Eugene, enjoyed many years at Torch Lake in Michigan before settling in Mount Pleasant, SC. They attended Christ Church in downtown Charleston for over 30 years where Phyllis was a volunteer Sunday school teacher.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her father, Harry Schuler; mother, Louise Meiners; husband, Eugene Heizer; and younger sister, Carolyn Merchant. She is survived by her niece, Phyllis Merchant; her two nephews, Timothy and Daniel Merchant; her sister-in-law, Lorraine Heizer; and several cousins.

Phyllis had a smile that lit up the entire world. She always had a kind word for everyone and had a way about making people feel better by just being with her. She was bright, articulate, witty, and had an intense interest in others and the world around her. This grand lady was even a poet, a crossword whiz, and was always learning or taking part in something new, even in later years. Even though she had no children of her own, she took pleasure in being around the children of others. Everyone who knew Phyllis loved her. What a legacy to leave behind!

She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. A celebration of her life will be held at Franke at Seaside where she resided.

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Published by Summerville Journal-Scene on Oct. 25, 2021.
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Thank You Phyllis and Gene for introducing us to northern Michigan and many years of friendship. May you rest in peace. Connie and Jerry Rehage
Connie & Jerry Rehage
November 5, 2021
Very sorry to read her obituary in today's newspaper. My husband Jim and I came to know Phyllis and Gene when they lived in Summerville and were good friends of my mother-in-law Peach Boswell. They socialized, attended local events together, gave Maw rides around town, and we visited with them a number of times, too. We also took Maw to visit them a couple of times at Franke. Phyllis was quite a lady and conversationalist. She took her hearing loss in good stride. She certainly did get a lot of pleasure out of life. Hollace Boswell.
Hollace Boswell Boswell
October 27, 2021
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