Phyllis L Arras

April 6, 1945September 6, 2012

Phyllis Lorraine, nee Hornbostel, Arras, 67, born April 6, 1945 in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at her Belleville residence. Mrs. Arras was retired from the Magna Bank in Belleville, Illinois. She was a member of Hope Church and an active member of the Crafters. She was also a member of the St. Clair County Garden Club, the Eastern Star (Rob Morris Chapter #98 O.E.S.) and the Women of the Moose, Chapter 53, Belleville, Illinois. Memorials in Mrs. Arras memory may be made to Hope Church, online condolences may be expressed to the family at Mrs. Arras is preceded in death by her parents, Robert W. and Lettie L., nee McCoy, Hornbostel and a sister, Peggy Hornbostel. Surviving are her loving husband, Dennis D. Arras who she married on February 4, 1963 at the Christ United Church of Christ Church, Dupo, Illinois; daughters, Kimberly (Glenn) Holtmann of Germantown, Illinois and Cynthia (Thomas) Wolf of Belleville, Illinois; grandchildren, Scott (Fran) Holtmann, Kelly Holtmann and Hannah Wolf; great grand children, Landon, Jason and Peyton Holtmann and a sister, Susan Bear. Visitation will be held at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois on Monday, September 10, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:30 am with Pastor Jay Krumeich of Hope Church officiating. Interment will follow services in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois


  • Visitation Monday, September 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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September 11, 2012

Dennis, Kim, Cindy and families--So sorry to hear about Phyllis. I worked with her at the bank 30 some years ago. She was always such a sweet person. I can only imagine your pain, but I know she is looking down on you all and smiling that beautiful smile of hers. My deepest sympathy to all of you. MONA HARWERTH--New Athens, IL

Michelle Spencer

September 10, 2012

Kim & Cindy,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

September 10, 2012


So sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. She will be missed and remembered.

Michael Miller

Carol & Ron Beasley

September 9, 2012

Dennis and family - so sorry for your loss. Phyllis was a good woman, she will be missed.

September 9, 2012

So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed being a part of your lives during our time living near you.

Shirley & Bill Miller

Marcia Jones

September 9, 2012

Dennis, I went to school with Phyllis. In fact I talked to her ten years ago. We went to Park and East Side. Knew each other before we went to grade school. We used to go down to McDonald's when you worked there! I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you.

Kim Hafford

September 9, 2012

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love you all! Kim, Keith, Alex and Alyssa Hafford

Hannah Wolf

September 9, 2012

I love you grandma, I miss you so much! Watch over us!!

Jo Ann Miller-Killeen

September 8, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet person. She will be missed.

September 8, 2012

Kim - May you and your family find comfort in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Becky Moeller (Red Bud, IL)