YVONNE C. PAYNE, age 75, of Kendallville died on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. Mrs. Payne was born, the oldest of fifteen children, in Lawrence County, Kentucky on March 11, 1938 to the late Bliss Church and Margaret M. (York) Healy. She married Bobby Payne in 1978 in Albion, Indiana and he preceded her in death January 15, 1980. Yvonne was employed as a home health care and hospice aide with McCray Hospital and Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, especially during the holidays.. Yvonne enjoyed going to garage sales and shopping. She loved Jesus and her church family at the True Church of God In Jesus’ Name where she was a member and attended regularly.
Daughter, Bonnie and Paul Culley of Indianapolis.
Daughter, Connie Barden of Auburn.
Daughter, Laenise and Chris Arnett of Avilla.
Son, Gayle Barden, Sr. of Syracuse.
Son, Kenny Barden, Sr. of Wolcottville.
Nine grandchildren: Brandy Cooper, Brittany Cooper, Ami Fulford, Chris Arnett, Jr., Gayle Barden, Jr.,
Jeremy Barden, Jason Barden, Kenny Barden, Jr., and Kayla Barden.
20 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Sister, Veva Ann (Church) Edwards of Springfield, Missouri.
Sister, Thelma Kay Church of Ocala, Florida.
Sister, Alva Jean (Church) Rainke and her husband, Jim of Winterhaven, Florida.
Sister, Carrie Opel (Church) Ford and her husband, Jim of Ironton, Ohio.
Brother, David and Nancy Church of Fremont, Indiana.
Brother, Randy and Carol Church of West Unity, Ohio.
Brother, Danny Church of Auburn.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00-5:00pm at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:00pm at Hite Funeral Home.
Officiating the funeral service will be Rev. Worley Gibson and Rev. Jesse Jacobs.
Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Preferred memorials may be made to Parkview Noble Hospice.
Casketbearers are Kenny Barden, Jr., Gayle Barden, Jr., Jason Barden, Jeremy Barden, Jason Fulford, and Zane Wood.
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All arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.