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“Dean, Molli and Bailie...you are all in my prayers during this difficult time. Traci was the sweetest lady! My heart breaks for you all. So very...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie Ratkowski (Wodarczyk) - IL

“Dean and Family,Jodi and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to your family during this most difficult time. We will always remember the good times...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: michael johnson - dekalb, IL

“I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to Traci's family and friends. It's times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father such...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Nikki A

“My deepest sympathy to Traci's entire family. ”
4 of 27 | Posted by: Linda VanDerLeest - Geneseo, IL

“Our deepest sympathy to all of your families. Traci was a beautiful person inside and out and she will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Lori Farley - Manhattan, KS

“Wanted to attend Tracy's service but having health troubles. Our hearts are broken at your families loss of your beautiful daughter,wife mom and sis!...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Rena and Tom Miller - Stetling, IL

“Wanted to attend Tracy's service but having health troubles. Our hearts are broken at your families loss of your beautiful daughter! Love you all and...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Rena and Tom Miller - Stetling, IL

“Dear Dean and family, Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers on your great loss. You are all in our prayers. May she now rest in God's Eternal...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: marilyn and jim braida - amboy, IL

“Nancy and Darrell-my heart aches for you. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time of sadness....... ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Jill Knorr - Platteville, WI

“Our love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Your wonderful memories will always keep her close to you! ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Randy, Lisa, Sam and Molly Beasley - MI

“Our love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Your wonderful memories will always keep her close to you! ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Randy, Lisa, Sam and Molly Beasley

“Sending our condolences to Traci's family. May she rest in peace. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Connie Cantu - St George, UT

“I worked with Traci at Hauser-Ross years ago... She was always fun & spoke of her girls often. ~ My sincere sympathy to you all. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Julie Maertz

“I had only met Traci a couple of times in the past but worked with her mother for years. To Nancy and the rest of Traci's family, I am so sorry for...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Nicki Spears - Sterling, IL

“Deepest sympathy Dean and family. Traci had a kind loving soul and will be missed by many. It's so hard to say good-bye to someone so young but...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Bonnie Carson - Ashton, IL

“Condolences to Traci's family and many , many friends. We unfortunately only got to know Traci for a very short time but during that time , we...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Julie and Jeff Sopko - Cortland, IL

“Condolences to Traci's family and many , many friends. We unfortunately only got to know Traci for a very short time but during that time , we...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Julie Sopko - Cortland, IL

“Dear Nancy and Darrell and family,We are so sorry for the loss of your Traci! Our prayers are with you at this sad time in your life. Traci fought...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Toni Valdez - Kansas City, KS

“My deepest condolences are with you and your family. She is at peace now. No more suffering. Another angel in heaven! ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Agnes Rolen - Naperville, IL

“Thoughts and prayers to you, Molli, as well as your family. Be comforted to know she is in a better place now. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: G & L Smith - Whitewater, WI

“Prayers to Dean and the family. Tracy was a sweet and kind hearted individual. She will be missed and remembered by so many that were touched by her!! ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Lisa Rapp - Sycamore, IL - Friend

“Darrell and Nancy, please accept our deepest condolences. I wish we could be in person to give you a hug. It cannot be easy losing a child. But we...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Sue and brett Knowles - IN

“Birdie,Fly high until we meet again!!Missing you already but SOOO glad you are pain free..Always and Forever,Tracee ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Tracee Roberts - Ocala, FL

“Again I am so sorry for your loss. But you know where she is and that she is not suffering and you will see her again. God Bless all of you. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Suzanne Near - Whitehall, PA

“Good night sweet Traci. An angel was born in heaven.We send prayers, love and comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ. Dean and girls, Jesus is holding...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Steve and Kim Schimmelpfenning-Singley - IL

“She was always smiling, positive, and happy to see people at the Nerium events.I am glad her struggle is over but positive thoughts and strength to...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Karin Allton - cherry valley, IL

“You will be missed Traci!! Even though i just met you 2 years ago thru Nerium, i truely enjoyed our friendship. You will be among many great Angels...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Pamela Weaver - Oswego, IL


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Traci Lynn Payne, age 50 of Sycamore, formerly of Sterling, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Kishwaukee Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Traci was born on August 30, 1966 in Sterling, the daughter of Darrell and Nancy (Waldschmidt) Holbrook. She graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School in 1984. She married Dean Payne on June 15, 1990 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sycamore. Traci's daughters were her world. She was always helping with their activities and never missed a sporting event. She had the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. She loved her family and was a wonderful friend.

She is survived by her husband, Dean; her two daughters, Molli (Jordan) Sopko of Kirkland and Bailie Payne (Colin Quinn) of Sycamore; her parents, Darrell and Nancy Holbrook of Sterling; her brother, Scott Holbrook (Susie Ottens) of Orion and his children, Kristen and Jeffrey Holbrook; maternal grandfather, Harvey Waldschmidt; paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Allen Hendryx of Rock Falls; her mother-in-law, Wilma Gascoigne of Amboy; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cindi Payne of Amboy, Janine (Tony) Shipman of Amboy, Kay (Dale) Ligtenberg of Amboy, Gerald (Rosie) Eisenberg of Franklin Grove and Brenda Payne of Dixon; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and three special children that she watched, Grace, Anna and William Beetz of Sycamore.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Waldschmidt; paternal grandfather, Forrest Holbrook; two brothers-in-law, David and Douglas Payne; one nephew, Travis Payne Ligtenberg; one niece, Tabetha Shipman and one uncle, Michael Holbrook.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, 1002 12th Avenue. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Kishwaukee Hospice. The family requests that for Traci's visitation you wear your Cub's gear.