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Paul G. Payne

October 19, 1933 - July 12, 2020

Paul G. Payne, 86, Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Haven.


Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Westover, Maryland, he was a son of the late A. Roy Payne and Gladys Rebecca (Roth) Payne. He was united in marriage to the former Mary Ann Hershberger April 15, 1955. Mrs. Payne survives at Valley View Terrace.


In addition to his wife, Mr. Payne is also survived by children, Diane Shetler and husband, Reuben, of Belleville; Elizabeth Adamic and Heath of Champaign, Illinois; and Pamela McLachlin and Neal of Piedmont, South Dakota; Paul T. Payne and wife, Pamela, of Hicksville, Ohio; Twila Martin and husband, John, of Belleville; grandchildren, Willow Shetler, Kiersten Payne, Lauren Payne, Emma Payne, Annemarie Martin, Nikolas Fisher, Chasity Dunbar and Loraina Lutz; and seven great-grandchildren.


He is also survived by siblings, Hilda Yoder, Virginia Townsend and husband, George, Dorothy Myers and husband, Larry, Richard Payne and Susan. He was preceded in death by a sister, Harriett Townsend, and two brothers, Roy Phillip Payne and James Payne.


Mr. Payne was a former very active member of the Otelia Mennonite Church in Mount Union where he served as a board member and trustee. He also served as a Sunday school teacher for 65 years. Upon he and his wife’s relocation to Belleville, he became an active member of the Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church. His love was serving the Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul retired in 2003 as a general contractor and cabinet maker in the Mount Union area.


He enjoyed reading, studying scripture, furniture repair and woodworking. He was a faithful blood donor, giving 16 quarts of blood to the Red Cross over his lifetime.


A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Locust Grove Mennonite Church with the Rev. Steve Munger officiating. Interment will be made at 11 a.m. Saturday at Otelia Mennonite Cemetery.


Friends may call at the Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Belleville, from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 17, and at the Otelia Mennonite Church in Mount Union from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 18.


Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Mennonite Central Committee, 21 South 12th St., PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500 or to Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.


Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.


Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.

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