JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
Emma Hallien Wetzer Payne
OBITUARY: The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Monday,
September 26, 1994 which read: "Emma Hallien Payne, 85, of Danville, and
formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 11:50 a.m. September 24, 1994, at Vermilion
Manor Nursing Home in Danville. She was the maintenance person for the
rectory and St. Paul's Catholic Church in Danville for several years. Mrs.
Payne was born September 11, 1909 in Jefferson County, a daughter of John M.
and Goldie (Thompson) Wetzer. July 4, 1931, in Jefferson County, she married
Milford A. Payne, who died March 7, 1972. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday
at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Wilbert Iffert officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to
7 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home. Rosary services will be held at 6:30
p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Payne is survived by a son, Ronald G.
Payne and wife Carolyn of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Myrna Butler and
husband George of Danville; eight grandchildren, Douglas Payne, Michael Kevin
Payne, Jeffrey Todd Payne, Ronda Payne, Deborah Reffett, Michelle Chesnut,
Timothy Marack, and George Butler II; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill
Wetzer and wife Alice of Opdyke; three sisters, Velma Grabber of Little Rock,
Arkansas, Ruth Hodges and husband Gleason of Mt. Vernon, and Anna Marie
(Tommie) Hill of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Payne was
a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon. She was an excellent
seamstress, a great cook, and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son,
Richard Robert Payne; a sister Viola Hancock; and an infant sister."
Submitted by "Family Links"
March 28, 2002
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