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Doris J. (Harris) Payne

April 6, 1946 ~ January 21, 2015 (age 68)

   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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