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Leona M. Smith Payne, 78, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
Leona was born November 30, 1939, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Philip and Vivian (Wakefield) Anderson. She worked as a registered nurse, where she was able to care for many people through the years.
She is survived by her daughter, Vickie (Rick) Jones of Tower Hill, Illinois; granddaughter, Ginger Etter of Tower Hill, Illinois; grandson, Randy Jones of Tower Hill, Illinois; two step-grandchildren: Jainy (Eric) Gulley of Wingate, Indiana and Robby (Cayla) Jones of Vandalia, Illinois; three great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Stepp of El Paso, Texas; brother, Frank (Rita) Anderson of Washington and her beloved Sergeant Yorkie.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husbands, nine brothers and four sisters.
Per Leona's wishes there will be no services. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family.
Family and friends are invited to share a story or light a candle in Leona's honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 22, 2017
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