Laveda Marie Payne, age 89, of Yorkshire, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday December 1, 2010, at 4:10 AM at Heartland of Greenville in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 12, 1921, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Clifford and Emma (Stiefel) Simmons.
She was a housewife and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Star.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, husband, Melvin E. Payne whom she married on August 31, 1944; Sons, John and Roger Payne; and brother Delbert Simmons.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Ronald and Jo Payne and grandchildren of Portland, Oregon.
There will be a service held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, North Star, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given the St. Paul Lutheran Church, North Star, Ohio.