Heidi Sue (Alexander) Boyles, 63, of Frontenac, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, after a long illness.
Heidi was born Aug. 10, 1959, in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of the late Robert Alexander and Mary Ann (Phil) Maceli. Heidi was raised in Trussville, Alabama until the family moved to Frontenac in 1973. Heidi graduated from Frontenac High School in 1977 and later earned bachelor's degrees from Pittsburg State University in Creative Writing and Psychology.
Heidi is survived by her spouse Gus Boyles; her children, Alexis (Friskel) and Andrew Roberts, Emma (Friskel) and Levi Lehman, and Jacob Boyles; her parents, Mary Ann and Phil Maceli; her sister, Hillary White (Brian); three brothers, Robert Alexander Jr., Scott Maceli (Cindi Grassi), and Jess Maceli; several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren: Iona and Maeve Roberts, and Haddie and Luke Lehman. She is also survived by her devoted dog Buddy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Alexander Sr., her son, Joshua Friskel, sister Ingrid Carr, and niece, Ashley Harry.
Heidi was intelligent, creative, funny, and a good friend to all who knew her.
The family would like to extend gratitude to her care team at Avalon Hospice, namely Michelle Mix, for the patience, love, and care provided and for ensuring Heidi a peaceful transition.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at the Brenner Mortuary. Burial will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the SEK Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, Kansas.