Dianne L. Payne Johnson, 55 of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at her home. She was born Dec 7, 1960 in Doniphan, MO daughter of Bob J. and Wanda Bell Payne.

Dianne attended LaCroix UMC in Cape Girardeau. She was a former member of First Baptist Church and Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. She was employed 15 years in human resources at Southeast Missouri State University, retiring in 2015. Dianne’s legacy was loving and caring for others.

Loving survivors include her son, Lucian Johnson of Kennesaw, GA; two nephews, Miles Callahan of Poplar Bluff, MO and Caleb Callahan of Cape Girardeau; an uncle, Lucian W. (Helen) Bell of Virginia;  cousins, Doug and John Bell and an aunt, Lois Walker (and family) of West Plains, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Deborah Paist: step-father, Joe Kulenguski, and her grandparents.

Visitation will be from noon until service time on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau with a memorial service beginning at 3 p.m at the funeral home with Elliott Swoboda officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, or St Jude Children’s Hospital.

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  1. brenda

    she was a wonderful woman. I loved her laugh.

    Jim and Brenda

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