Philip Payne

Posted Online: March 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Philip E. Payne, 92, of Kewanee, died March 13, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Visitation Catholic Church, Kewanee. Burial is at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation is 9 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee.
He married Evelyn Johnson. She died in 1960. He married Mary Woodworth. She died in 1987. He married Josephine Roper. She died in 2012.
Surviving are daughter-in-law, Cheryl Roper; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.


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