Obituary Notice: Fern L. Payne

Fern L. Payne, 90, of Clearfield died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Feb. 6, 1922 in Akron, NY, the daughter of Frank F. and Mable W. (Beeman) Johnson.

She graduated from the Akron High School, Akron NY and the former Rochester Business Institute. She had worked with Civil Service in Washington, D.C. during World War II. She was also formerly employed by Prudential Insurance Company in New Jersey and the Insurance Company of North America in Washington D.C.

She enjoyed being a homemaker.

She was a member of the O’Shanter United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a daughter, Celeste A. Clark, of Arlington, VA and a son, Robert  J. Payne Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Frederick, MD; two grandchildren, James C. Payne, of Frederick, MD and Jennifer M. Payne, of Woodstock, VA.

She was the last member of her generation and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert J. Payne Sr., whom she married June 9, 1945 and who died May 9, 2003; three brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett and Houser Funeral home Inc., Clearfield, with Pastor Paul Bowers  officiating. Burial will be in the Messiah Baptist Church Cemetery, Kylertown.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. until the hour of the services Sunday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that contributions be made to the O’Shanter United Methodist Church, 110 Williams St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

To send online tributes, go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com.

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