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Joan Marie Payne

Feb 09, 2017

Joan Marie Payne, 92, of Wayland, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at the Parkview Home, in Wayland.

General calling hours will begin at 2 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Jones and Eden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Private family interment will take place at Finley Cemetery.

Memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County or the Wayland First Responders. Online condolences may be sent for Payne’s family through the web at

Payne was born on Oct. 29, 1924, in Washington, the daughter of Ralph P. and Lillie Belle (Wiggins) Sloat. She attended Country School near Richland, and later attended school in Keosauqua. She was united in marriage to Donald C. Payne on Aug. 15, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant.

She worked as a secretary at the Mental Health Institute, in Mt. Pleasant, prior to her marriage.

She was a member of the Finley Methodist Church.

She enjoyed painting, fishing and animals.

Payne is survived by her sons, Russell (Cheryl) Payne, of Washington, and Gregg Payne, of Mt. Pleasant; her daughter, Sandy (Tom) Beauchamp, of Washington; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; and one brother, Keith Sloat.

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