Margaret E. Payne

July 26th

Margaret E. Payne, age 82, formerly of North Webster and Syracuse, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Elkhart surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 24, 1931 in Andrews, North Carolina to Fletcher and Virginia Marsh.

She fought a long and courageous battle as her health declined, but she never lost her sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her husband David L. Payne, her parents, and her sister Betty Bryan.

Marge is survived by her children Vicki (Vince) Hamada, Mike Smith, Roger (Joannie) Smith, Doug Smith, and Teresa (Erik) Bartman, her ex-husband and friend Donald Smith, Eight Grandchildren, and Six Great-Grandchildren.

She graduated from Syracuse High School in 1949 and retired from Syracuse Rubber Company.  Family gatherings were her greatest joy.  She also enjoyed music, gardening, and garage sales, and she loved to dance.  She was feisty, but also very sweet and loving.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Eastlund Funeral Home in Syracuse, IN.

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