Evelyn Payne, 86, of Sidney, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019. at Ohio Living Dorothy Love, Sidney.
She was born Oct. 17, 1932, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Tearl and Laura Crawford Lunsford. On April 16, 1949, she married Hiram Payne, who preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1997.
Evelyn is survived by her three children, Linda S. Edgerley of Ashville, Tim (Theresa) Payne of Sidney and Jeffrey (Jill) Payne of Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren, Laura, Shelley, Jacquie, Nicole, Scott, Tony, Kelly, Jeremy and Brian; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by five brothers, Yotsey, Eldon, Paul, Frank and Blaine Lunsford; and one sister, Esther Goshorn.
Evelyn was a homemaker and accountant for the former family business, Tri-City Cleaners in Sidney. She was a lifelong, faithful member of Grace Baptist Church and a believer in Jesus Christ as her savior. As many know, Eveyln had a passion for music and loved to sing. She was an excellent cook and was frequently requested to make a cup of her “friendship tea” by her grandchildren. Most of all, Evelyn loved her family and church family who all will miss her dearly.
Funeral services are at noon Wednesday, July 10, at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, following calling that begins at 10 a.m. Pastor Steve Clayton officiates. Burial follows at Cedar Point Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County in Evelyn’s memory.