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Patsy R. Paye

November 13, 1928 ~ October 31, 2018 (age 89)

Patsy R. Paye, 89, of Urbana, IL, passed away at 5:50 PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.


Per Patsy’s request, there will be no services.  Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Patsy was born November 13, 1928 in Decatur, IL, a daughter of Sterling and Glova(Bell) Miller.  She married Herbert D. Paye, Jr. on May 7, 1949.  He preceded her in death in 2013.  Survivors include a daughter, Candace(Gordon) Boehm of Danville, IL and a son, Gil Paye of Urbana, IL;  Two grandsons, Gordon Matthew Boehm and Jason David Boehm.  Also surviving are three nieces, Linda, Cheri and Pat and 2 nephews, Richard and Steve; and a special cousin, Doris(Delbert) Copple of Centralia, IL. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband a sister, Dorothy and a brother, John.


Patsy was a homemaker and also worked as a secretary for Jos. Kuhn & Co., Brown and Brown, the University of Illinois African Studies Department, and the University of Illinois Art Department.


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