Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
August 16, 2011 12:04 pm EDT


COLUMBUS — Donna Payne, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 14, 2011, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Medina County to the late Elmer and Audrey (Varian) Sisson. Donna was employed at TRW, from which she retired. She enjoyed gardening, mowing, being in the outdoors and her dogs, B.J. and Whittles. Donna lived for her family and loved to watch her grandchildren play softball.

She is survived by her husband of over 55 years, Richard “Dick” Payne; two daughters, Cathy (George) Oswalt of Howard and Pamela Payne of Mount Vernon; her son, Rick Payne of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Brandy (Greg) Drabick, Rich (Alisha) Oswalt, Jamie (Brian) Fraker and Jason (Christy) Payne; 10 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Betty McCoy of Grove City.

Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Bell officiating. Burial will be held in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Donna’s name to a charity of one’s choice. To send the family a private condolence online visit

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Donna Payne.

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