2012-10-02T17:07:00Z 2012-10-02T18:32:12Z MRS. PAYNE Ledger Independent

WEST UNION, Ohio -- Carmen Payne, 79, of Liberty Township in Adams County, Ohio, and formerly of Cincinnati, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley.

She was born April 17, 1933, in Whitewood, Va.

Carmen is the beloved wife of Clay Payne; devoted mother of Lori (Bill) Grimme and the late Kimberly Collins; loving grandmother of Ryan, Bradley (Shelby), Amberly (Jeff), Maxwell, Logan, Kaitlyn, and Nick; loving great-grandmother of Isabelle, Brody, Taylor, and Carmella; caring mother-in-law of Billy and Tracy Collins; loving sister to Burton (Elsie) Cooper, Charlie (Peggy) Cooper, Myrtle Smith and Sue Cooper; loving sister-in-law to Eileen and Howard Love, Dolores and Bill Love, Elmer and Sue Payne, Eddie and Linda Payne, Linda Almond, Paul and Debbie Payne, Sandra and Mack Kaiser, and Sherry and Joe Kilgore; and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Charley and Polly (Wimmer) Cooper; and siblings, Ida Rife, Margie Cantrell, Sarah Penley, Emory Cooper and Arthur Cooper.

She was a member of Fairview Community Church in Liberty Township and was a camper and birdwatcher.

Service was Oct. 2, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Rev. Sue Payne officiated.

Burial followed in Kirker Cemetery in Liberty Township.

The visitation was Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 844 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203, and Hospice of Hope, Inc.- Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Boulevard, Mount Orab, Ohio 45154.

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