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Rebecca “Becky” Lee Heitz Crossman

July 31st, 1953 – March 26th, 2022

Rebecca “Becky” Lee Heitz Crossman, 68, of Astoria died at 1:25 a.m. March 26, 2022 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born on July. 31, 1953, in Macomb, a daughter of Cecil and Nancy Little Heitz. She married Monte A. Crossman on October 17, 1998, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Jenny (and Tim) Elliott, and Jessica Young all of Macomb; two sons, Jesse (and Sarah) of Lewistown, Andrew (and Olliebea) of Astoria; her mother of Vermont; one sister, Susie (and Scotty) Parr of Vermont; one brother, Chris (and Kelly) Heitz of Vermont; her special friend; Susan “Gram” Young, and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; her younger sister Kathy Coats; her maternal grandparents, Roman and Lulu Little; and her paternal grandparents, Roy and Vernie Heitz.

She was a 1971 graduate of VIT High School. Becky was employed with US Postal Service for over 26 plus years. Her career at USPS started with Remote Encoding Center, then onto Human Resources, Postmaster at Dunfermline. Currently Postmaster of Littletown, Industry, Vermont, Ipava, and Astoria Offices.

Becky was a Heart Transplant recipient in April of 2014.

She was a member of Astoria Christian Church. Becky loved her family, and God. She was loyal to her friends and enjoyed her time as Postmaster with all her postal family and customers.

A Graveside services will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Vermont Cemetery with Pastor Gary Sheets officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 30 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.

Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Becky’s name to Richard L. Owen Hospice Center in Peoria, or Astoria Fire Department. A big thank you to all the professional health care workers who cared for Becky during her life journey.

Condolences


March 26th, 2022

Monte, our condolences to you and your family at Becky's passing. Nancy, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. Becky, Beth, Jill and I always took a cousins picture whenever we were all together. She will be missed. She is no longer suffering and she's earned her eternal rest. 🙏🙏 of healing for all the family.
Chris (McMullen) and family

March 26th, 2022

We were so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing! Sending prayers! Keith & Christy Lehman

March 26th, 2022

We were so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing! Sending prayers! Keith & Christy Lehman

March 26th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Our prayers are with you all. Meredith and Lucille Kepple

March 26th, 2022

I’m so so sorry 🙏 , Jody Dean

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing , she was a beautiful lady.

March 27th, 2022

So sorry, se was such a good person. Our prayers are with her family. Randy and Mardeen Snowden

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear this Becky was a gentle, kind loving woman and a friend of mine God bless her and her family at this time. Jo Chenoweth.

March 27th, 2022

Our condolences to all of Becky's family and friends. Jimmy and Debbie Derry

March 27th, 2022

Enjoyed visiting with her at the postoffice in Astoria. Prayers to her family.

March 27th, 2022

So very sorry for the families loss of Becky. Sending prayers and hugs. Lisa (Pollitt)
Aberle

March 27th, 2022

Sorry for the loss of Becky. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Robert and Susan Cameron

March 27th, 2022

So sorry for you loss. She was a sweet woman. We are sending prayers for her family. David and Phyllis Lamm

March 27th, 2022

So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers for all of you
AVON Lady Bev & family

March 27th, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to your family. Jane Harper-Reneau

March 27th, 2022

So sorry for your loss❤️🙏🏻

March 27th, 2022

Prayers for her family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

March 27th, 2022

Our condolences to all of you upon hearing of Beckys passing. We are heartbroken. Joan Riebling

March 27th, 2022

To Becky’s family and friends. I pray for comfort and peace of Becky’s passing into Heavens gates. She fought like a warrior in her life’s journey showing courage and strength. I know she will be missed greatly although she will always be loved missed and remembered. She left us all behind to look forward to eternity with her one day
Cindy Hollenback-Poppenhager

March 27th, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. She was always a friend and ready to visit when we would see her. We are praying for her loved ones. With Sympathy, Rick and Kathy Heller

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear of your loss. David and Peggy Naff

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear about Becky. Hugs & prayers to all the family. Mark & Mary S Clayton

March 27th, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Becky...a sweet lady. Prayers for comfort and peace. Bob and Melba Baker

March 27th, 2022

So sorry & so sad to hear about Becky. Always a very sweet soul every time I saw her. Pam Burget

March 27th, 2022

Sending our sympathy to Becky's family. 🙏🏻 Greg and Becky Lundeen

March 27th, 2022

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heather Worthington Asher

March 27th, 2022

So very sorry for the family's loss, really sweet lady!!! Marsha Thomas

March 27th, 2022

We are so sorry to learn of Becky's passing will keep the whole family in our prayers. Sandy and Les Belville

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Beckys passing. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Always enjoyed talking with Becky

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear about Becky's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time

March 27th, 2022

Very sorry for your loss.

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was a Wonderful Woman with a Beautiful heart, smile and soul! She most definitely has earned her wings! Sending love and prayers. Denis and Jerry Barnes

March 27th, 2022

We are deeply saddened for your loss of Becky. Such a sweet and beautiful lady who will be greatly missed by everyone. I also still remember her as that shy and sweet little girl who started school at Vermont and rode the bus with us older ones. Thinking of all your family and sending our heartfelt prayers that God's love will comfort and give you peace. Gary and Cheryl (Cox) Matteson

March 27th, 2022

I am so sorry that you are feeling the loss of Becky BUT Jesus has welcome this lovely lady into his kingdom. She has gone from this life of dying to the Real Life of living forever healed, whole and beautiful. I know she is celebrating with her family and friends that have gone before her. Lift up your heart and see what she sees! May she receive from our Lord, her reward at her home coming . Rest my friend in your heavenly mansion until we meet again.♥️✝️♥️

March 27th, 2022

My heartfelt condolences to Monte and the entire family. The passing of a loved one sets you on a path of emotions that will strengthen your souls. My prayers are with you through this difficult time of sorrow. Janis Weaver Robinson

March 27th, 2022

we are so sorry to hear of this!























We are so sorry to hear of this! Gene & Connie Lockard

March 27th, 2022

So sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Deb Park

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Carol Stambaugh

March 27th, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Becky was the kindest person even to a stranger. Thoughts and prayers to all.
~Marty & Wendy Cameron

March 27th, 2022

My sincere condolences to Becky's family, she was a wonderful person. Linda L.Windsor

March 27th, 2022

So sorry for your loss, I worked with Becky at the Encoding Center and she was a kind an loving soul. She will be missed.

March 27th, 2022

Sorry to Becky's family. Always enjoyed visiting with her at the post office. Tommy and Pam Trone

March 27th, 2022

So sorry about the passing of Becky. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Pollitt

March 27th, 2022

This just makes me sad for everyone who knew her. She was a bright spot! Always a smile. Andrea France

March 27th, 2022

My deepest sympathy to all of Becky’s family and friends. Carolyn Cripe

March 27th, 2022

Monte, to you and your family. Sorry to learn of the passing of your wife. Ken Koch

March 27th, 2022

Sorry to hear of Becky passing. Prayers and Hugs to the Family. Bill and Sharon Ackley

March 27th, 2022

Sorry to hear of Becky passing. Prayers and Hugs to the Family. Bill and Sharon Ackley

March 27th, 2022

So very sorry for your family's loss. Roberta Oest

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear about Becky’s passing. Prayers for your family. Donna Snowden

March 27th, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Von Saufley

March 27th, 2022

so sorry to hear of Beckys passing. sending prayers for c0mfort and peace to all. kathy cox

March 27th, 2022

So sorry to hear of her passing. I always enjoyed talking to her at the Astoria post office and knew her for many years. JoEllen Myers Spencer

March 27th, 2022

Please accept our deepest condolences of your loss of Becky. Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time. Dick & Sandy Bent and Mike Creech

March 27th, 2022

❤️🥲🕊 She always knew when you needed a hug & a kind word and her smile and laugh were infectious. Becky will be missed greatly.

March 28th, 2022

My heart goes out to all of the family! It was always nice to talk to Becky at the post office. She was such a sweet person and will be missed! Rita and David Cassel

March 28th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing! Sending prayers to all of the family!

March 28th, 2022

Deepest Sympathy in the lost someone so special. Mary and Ora
Welch

March 28th, 2022

Sending my love and prayers to the entire Heitz and Crossman families. May our Lord give you strength through this difficult time. -Brian Pollitt and family

March 28th, 2022

So very sorry to hear about Becky, she was such a lovely person! Sending hugs and prayers to the family!!!🙏🙏

March 28th, 2022

Nancy and family I am so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing! I got to know her when we worked together at the power plant in Havana and she was a very dedicated lady. Later on I had contact with her at the post office and she was such a beautiful lady, always gracious and helpful. You have lost a gem but your memories will always remain. Such a wonderful lady! Bill Weime. Sierra Vista, Az

March 28th, 2022

We are thinking of Becky's family with sadness and for all who knew her.
Alcinda and George

March 28th, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Dee Jones

March 29th, 2022

I am deeply sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
Kathy Stambaugh

March 29th, 2022

So very sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. My deepest condolences to the whole family. She will be missed. Brian Bucher

March 29th, 2022

We are sorry for your loss.
Prayers for the family in this time

March 29th, 2022

Very sorry for your loss
Alicia Lehman

March 29th, 2022

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Becky was always a pleasure to share and visit with her. Friends through the post office. Carol Cowser

March 29th, 2022

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Becky's family and those close to her...now she rests in peace in the arms of Her Saviour, and no more pain and suffering, arising to New Life...Hugs and prayers to all those who loved her LaRita Maloney

March 29th, 2022

Monte, I an very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Mike Vogler

March 29th, 2022

Monte,
You and your family are in our hearts and minds.
Don Stickel

March 29th, 2022

Becky was a wonderful friend and person She will be misssed by many but we know she is with her Lord and Savior Frank and Thelma Taylor

March 29th, 2022

Monte, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. Michael Noble

March 29th, 2022

Jenny Elliott and family, We send our prayers for your family at this difficult time !
Tim & Jackie Foxall, Kayla.

March 29th, 2022

Our prayers go out to the entire family. Becky was a kind lady. God has gained a beautiful angel. Roger and Linda Schneider

March 30th, 2022

Monte, I'm sorry for your loss and prayers to you and your family.

March 30th, 2022

So sorry to hear this news. She was a wonderful neighbor and person. We are praying for strength for her family. Les and Donna Davis.

March 30th, 2022

I'm very sorry for your families loss. I knew Becky through the Post Office. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. Kim Fargusson

March 30th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Keeping her family in our thoughts and prayers. Beth (McMullen) LaPlante and family

March 30th, 2022

So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Keeping her family in our thoughts and prayers. Beth (McMullen) LaPlante and family

March 30th, 2022

Sincere prayers and extend of grace on all this family at the loss of Jessica and Jennifer's mom. Hugs and love. Pam

March 30th, 2022

So saddened to hear about Becky. I got to know her when she worked at the power plant in Havana. She always had a smile on her face and a happy attitude. I enjoyed visiting with her there and the few times I would run into her somewhere. I would inquire about her when I saw Jenny. She was a wonderful lady. Steve Birch

April 3rd, 2022

Monte and family, my heart is breaking for all of you. I worked with Becky at the REC site in Peoria and just heard the news of her passing today. May God wrap His loving and caring arms around each of you during this difficult time. She was my secretary and I could not have made it through the assignment without Becky. She was an angel right here on earth so I know she is with God now. God love you all.

April 3rd, 2022

Susan K Warren submitted the message on April 3, 2022

April 6th, 2022

Monte - so sorry to hear. no words will do. Sending thoughts and prayers - Jean Bridge