BIrds 02

Doris M (Payton) West

December 18, 1949 ~ May 20, 2021 (age 71)


Doris M (Payton) West, 71, of Springfield, IL passed away at her residence on Thursday May 20, 2021.

Doris was born in Grayson, KY on December 18, 1949 the daughter of Archie and Mamie J. (McDaniel) Payton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Carmen Payton.

Doris is survived by her sons, James West of Springfield, Jeff (Marcie) West of Springfield; grandchildren, Taylor West of Springfield, Cpl. Brendon West of Dawson (stationed in Hawaii); 1 sister, Linda Bivin of Dawson; 3 brothers, Robert (Nancy) Payton of KY, Wilber Payton of Buffalo, and Willis (Jan) Payton of Springfield; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Doris held several jobs including being a stay at home mom when she was raising her boys. After, she went to work for Bunn-O-Matic in Springfield as a welder, finally retiring in 2011. She loved bingo, slot machine and jigsaw puzzles. She could spend hours sitting in the shade, watching the hummingbirds in the Spring and Summer. Doris also enjoyed traveling to visit family in Kentucky. She enjoyed the simple life and was a wonderful person to be around.

Cremation services are being accorded and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

The family is being served by Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home of Springfield.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Doris, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Doris M (Payton) West
© 2021 Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home & Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy