Robert Jeffrey (Bob) Payne, 63 of Owaneco, passed away at 3:50pm on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born on March 16, 1957 in Huber Memorial Hospital Pana, the son of Luzader M. “Mike” and Mary M “Molly” (Ahwan) Payne. Robert graduated from Taylorville High School and worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections as a guard at the Taylorville Prison until his retirement. 
He is survived by his siblings: Judith Plattner, husband Greg, of St. Louis, Missouri and Leslie Payne of Heringen, Germany; nieces: April England of Tower Hill, Amber Payne of Chatham, and Angela Lauterback of Heringen, Germany, nephews: Aaron Payne of Springfield, Jacob Plattner of St. Louis, and Samuel Plattner of Heringen, Germany and several grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Michael Joseph Payne and Ronald James Payne. 
Mr. Payne will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Bob, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at 
Robert’s family requests everyone wear a mask and social distance until this pandemic is over.

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