Lois L. (Payne) Eastin, age 89, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 28, 2021, at her home.
She was born December 9, 1931, in Sailor Springs, Illinois, the daughter of Pearl and Florence (Anderson) Payne. She was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Eastin Sr. on December 9, 1951, in Clay City, Illinois, and together they shared 57 wedding anniversaries until his death March 7, 2009.
Lois was a charter member of First Southern Baptist Church in Flora. In the past she had worked at the garment factory, shoe factory, and Sparton Manufacturing. She had babysat for more than 50 years and held a special place in her heart for the many children she had cared for over the years. Lois will be remembered as a wonderful example of a loving mother and wife.
She is survived by 3 sons: Kenneth Wayne Eastin Jr. (Diane Johnson) of Flora, Casey (Deb) Eastin of Flora, and David (Merlene) Eastin of Bethel, Alaska; son-in-law: Gary Martin of Flora; 10 grandchildren: Stephen (Stacie) Eastin, Scott Sullens, Lora (Joe) Dean, Aaron (Kindal) Eastin, Travis (Jennifer) Eastin, Dallas (Brittany) Eastin, Jarvis (Shelby) Eastin, Kiara Eastin, Matthew (Jaime) Martin, and Adrienne Martin; 13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Delbert (Norma) Payne, of Sailor Springs, James Payne of California, and Elaine Anderson of Marseilles; a sister-in-law: Anneida Eastin of Olney; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Kenneth W. Eastin Sr.; infant son: Leroy Eastin; a daughter: Rebecca “Becky” Ann Martin; daughter-in-law: Cheryl Eastin; siblings: Henry Payne, Geneva (Vernon) Frank, Ethel (Everett) Jennings, and Matilda Ann “Toots” Payne; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Leon (Dorothy) Eastin, Beulah (Quentin) Keck, Belva Lee (Bob) Smith, and Franklin Eastin.
All friends and family are invited to a graveside ceremony beginning at 12 noon Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Dillman Cemetery, Sailor Springs. Those attending the graveside ceremony are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery. A private family funeral ceremony will be held at First Southern Baptist Church in Flora. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com