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Doris Elaine (Ballow) Payton, 76, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday July 18, 2023 in the company of her family.
Doris was born in Springfield on November 24, 1946 and is the daughter of Henry James and Dorothy Bernice (Follis) Ballow.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Freddy, Ronnie, and Kenny; as well as a nephew, Mark.
Doris is survived by her daughters, Debby (husband, Mike) White and Tara (husband, Scott) Halberstadt; two grandchildren, Aaron Goforth (wife, Kailey) and Ashley Goforth; two great grandchildren, Connor Kirk and Karley Goforth; niece, Kenzie Ballow; niece, Cheryl Neece; nephew, Michael Ballow; nephew, Craig Ballow; great niece and nephew, Haley and Evan Ballow; godchildren, Taylor and Brendon West; great goddaughter, Jax; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Nothing was more important to Doris than family. She included everyone close to her heart in her nightly prayers. Doris was the absolute best, Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt.
“We love and miss you already” – The Ballow and Payton Family.
Cremation services are being accorded and a Celebration of Life Picnic will be announced at a later date.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
Are filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn’t get to say
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart
For every time you think of me
I’m right here in your heart