Rotha E. Payne, 97, of Vernon, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Mount Vernon, IL.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 18, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Dave Rogers, officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery, RFD, Vernon, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 2 hours prior to the service, on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Bear Creek Cemetery, Rural Vernon, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
She was born January 11, 1919, in Mulberry Grove, IL, the daughter of Frank Emert & Minnie Myrtle (Dugan)Tompkins. Married Clyde Dean Payne on October 12, 1940, St. Charles, MO., he passed away May 19, 1971. She was a Homemaker and Member of First United Methodist Church, Vernon, IL.
She is survived by: Sons – Edward Payne & Cindy, Sequim, WA; and Frank Payne & JoLynne, Patoka, IL; Grandchildren – Randy, Michelle, Bill, Dana, Anthony & Barry; 8 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband; Brothers – Horace, Claude, Dugan, Floyd & infant, Lloyd; Sisters – Dorothy Cox and Darlene Eyman; 1 Grandson – Mike Payne.