SYRACUSE – Margaret E. Payne, 82, formerly of North Webster and Syracuse, passed away July 25, 2014, in Elkhart surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Andrews, N.C. to Fletcher and Virginia Marsh. She was married to David L. Payne, who preceded her in death.
She fought a long and courageous battle as her health declined, but she never lost her sense of humor.
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.
She is survived by her five children: Vicki (and spouse Vince) Hamada; Mike, Doug and Roger (and spouse Joannie) Smith; and Teresa (and spouse Erik) Bartman; her ex-husband and friend Donald Smith; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Betty Bryan.
A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.