Leo “Wayne” Voudrie, 65, of Herrick, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by family and friends.


Wayne was born on March 12, 1956, in Pana, the son of Cyril and Verla (Smith) Voudrie.  He was a graduate of Pana High School in the Class of 1974.  Wayne and Connie Sue Hadley were married on July 1, 1978 and celebrated 43 years of marriage.  They were blessed with three beautiful daughters: Miranda, Krystal and Brandi.  Wayne worked for Borg-Warner for ten years followed by 35 years at International Paper, now Graphic Packaging, in Shelbyville, retiring in 2017.  He also farmed all his life, the last 22 years with his dear friend, John Kirkbride.  


Wayne’s life revolved around farming and his grandchildren.  He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their sporting events and riding rangers with his family.  Wayne was a quiet man with a huge heart and he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.


He is survived by his mother, Verla Voudrie; wife, Connie Voudrie; daughters:  Miranda Voudrie and Brandi (Jason) Brummet; acquired son, Chris Pope; grandchildren:  Brynlie and Hadley Pope, Tayte, Hayden and Hunter Voudrie, Beau and Bryon Brummet; sister, Jean (Randy) Nicholas; brother, Jim Voudrie; father-in-law, Merrill Hadley; brother-in-law, Kent Hadley; sister-in-law, Tina Voudrie and many nieces and one nephew.  


He was preceded in death by his father, Cyril Voudrie; daughter, Krystal Voudrie; brothers:  Allen and Terry Voudrie; nephew, Marcus Voudrie and mother-in-law, Shirley Hadley.


Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in the First Christian Church in Cowden.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, in the First Christian Church of Cowden with Pastor Jay Huddleston officiating.  Burial will take place in Pleasant Union (Dog Prairie) Cemetery near Herrick.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden is assisting the family.


Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Wayne’s honor at

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