Doris J. (Harris) Payne

Born: Sat., Apr. 6, 1946
Died: Wed., Jan. 21, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Doris J. Payne, 68, of Quincy, died at 8:27 a.m. Wednesday (January 21, 2015) in her home.

   Born April 6, 1946 in Springfield, Illinois, Doris was the daughter of Gene Alexander and Betty June Scott Harris.  She was married to Glen Vaughn who preceded her in death. She married J. Thomas "Tom" Payne on March 5, 1975 in Quincy. He survives.

   Doris enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping, but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her two dogs, Luke and ChiChi.  She will be remembered as an accomplished cook, who loved cooking and making goodies for her family.

   Survivors include her husband, Tom; two sons, Gene Vaughn and Blaine Vaughn (Anita) both of Quincy; five daughters, Wendy Watson (Donald), Doris Schlueter (Tony), Laura Vaughn and Betty Jo Weiske (Rob) all of Quincy and Melissa Kozlowski (David) of Flat Rock, MI; twenty four grandchildren; many loving great grandchildren; three brothers, William Harris of Beardstown, IL, Richard Harris (Beverly) of Springfield, IL and Donald Harris of Quincy; a sister, Sharon Squires of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.

   Doris was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Jessica Garcia and  Jacob Smith; and two sisters, Wanda Graham and Lillian Metzger.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Keith Garner.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Monday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be given to the family of Doris Payne.

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joe goodwin
   Posted Wed January 21, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends. I loved coming over to her house with my Aunt Judy and we would talk and joke around. She will be missed dearly.

Robin Surgeon
   Posted Thu January 22, 2015
To the entire family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom/wife/grandma was/is an amazing person. I know that my mom and her were good friends back in the day and now they get to hang out and catch up again.
I am here for you all and I want to tell you it gets easier but that would not be so true. Like I told Laura last night that one day you will be able to tolerate it better but it is and always be hard. It is never easy to lose somebody and believe me mom/dad/siblings I have found to be the hardest.
Your mom/wife/grandma will always be with you even if you can't reach out and touch her. But when you are needing to talk to her just do that then. You will get your answer(s) in many different ways. That is something I am still learning and trying to deal with.
Love you all like my own family and you all are in my prayers.

Opal Harris Meredith
   Posted Thu January 22, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't been around Doris since we were children and wish we could have gotten to know each other after we were grown. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ann Harris Orme
   Posted Sat January 24, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss of Doris. I have such happy childhood memories of Doris, and have thought of her so much over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family.

Katie Weiske
   Posted Tue January 27, 2015
so my response is pastor Keith Garner asked us to describe my garandma in words i didnt get to say what i wanted so i will say it now.
she was an amazing person

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