ROCHELLE — Margaret Amelia Payne, 89, of Rochelle, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Rochelle Gardens Care Center.
She was born Nov. 29, 1922 in Rochelle, the daughter of Albert and Sarah (Cortright) Farnham.
Margaret graduated from RTHS in 1940. On June 21, 1962 she married John Madison Payne in Sterling; he preceded her in death on April 22, 2006.
Margaret was an Administrative Assistant to O.J. Caron at Caron International for 25 years.
Margaret is survived by one son, John (Michele) Payne of Fitchburg, Wis.; one brother, Ralph Farham of Rockford; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Mathew Payne.
Margaret lived in Rochelle her entire life and will be remembered as a loving wife and mother.
Her interests earlier in her life consisted of bowling and golf, in addition to being a very active member within her church community.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 27 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle with Pastor Gregory Hoffmann. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sep. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Unger-Horner. Burial will be at Lawnridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rochelle.
On online guestbook is available at www.ungerhorner.com.