Denise Payton

COAL CITY—Denise Renae (Fry) Payton, 62, of Coal City, passed away on Feb. 8, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Denise was born in Rockford, IL on Sept. 8, 1957 to Dale and Dorothy (Brucher) Fry. She graduated from Eastridge High School in Kankakee and Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO with an associate of applied science degree.
Denise is survived by her husband, James Payton of the home; a son, Dustin Westfall, of Grand Junction, CO; a daughter, Jaime (Westfall) Bartholomew, husband, Brandon, of Monessen, PA; sisters, Deborah (Fry) Hain, husband, George and Dianne (Fry) Denton; brothers: Randy Fry, wife Sally; Ron Fry, wife, Joyce and Rick Fry, wife, Dawn; stepchildren: daughter, Andrea (Payton) McCollough, husband, David; sons, Michael Payton and Lawrence Payton and seven grandchildren.
A wake will be held at Ferrari Funeral Home, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City on Feb. 13, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Rd., Coal City on Feb. 14, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bradley Shumaker officiating.
Inurnment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee at a later date following cremation.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Denise's name to the Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Waterstone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at
Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.