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Wanda W. Payne

April 17, 1922 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 98)


Wanda Wanita Payne, 98, of East Peoria, IL, formerly of Chillicothe, IL, passed away at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Aperion Care Peoria Heights.

She was born on April 17, 1922. Wanda married William Rupp and then Paul Payne. Both preceded her in death along with two step-grandchildren.

Surviving are children Pauette Hoskins of West Peoria, Peggy Schmick of East Peoria, Bill Payne of Cornell, IL, Barb Cleckner of Peoria, Jim Payne of Groveland, and Nancy Sopher of Peoria; eleven grandchildren; and friend/granddaughter Kris Katch of East Peoria.

Wanda was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary in Chillicothe and the American Legion Post #9 in Chillicothe. She worked as a cook at various restaurants in Chillicothe.

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