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Darla Jean (Shaw) Payne

December 24, 2023

Darla Payne Obituary

Danville – Darla Jean Payne, 78, went home to be with our Lord on December 24, 2023.  She was born March 4, 1945, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Russell and Gertrude Shaw.  She attended Westville schools.

Darla married John Richard Payne on January 2, 1963, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Westville.  She was proud to be the second couple to be married in the newly built church.  They had two children, John, and Roberta.

Darla was preceded in death by her husband John, parents, brother, and sister and two grandchildren.

Darla is survived by her son John and daughter-in-law Shelly, her granddaughter Sarah (Aaron) Whitlow and great grandson Leyton.  She is also survived by her daughter Roberta and grandson Tristan.  Also surviving are cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Darla, besides being a homemaker, worked outside the home at Target, and eventually retiring from Concept College of Cosmetology.

Growing up on the farm in Westville, Darla had multiple pets from ducks, cats, and dogs.  Darla’s last dog, Delilah, was her companion for more than 20 years. 

Darla enjoyed painting, sewing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made in Darla’s name to Trinity United Church of Christ, Westville public library, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Westvile. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17 at the church.

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February 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity United Church of Christ (Westville)

Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Trinity United Church of Christ (Westville)


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