Betty Payne

Betty PayneBetty L. Payne, 91, of Canton died at 11:23 a.m. Nov. 24, 2015, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in rural Lewistown, a daughter of Ralph and Tesse Fitzhenry Butler. She married Richard O. Payne on Aug. 27, 1948, in Lewistown. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2013.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Homer Butler; and two sisters, Lois Yocum and Irma Jouffray.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Payne of Canton; one sister, Anna Delle (and Bill) Camp of Lewistown; and many nieces and nephews.

She was a hairdresser and opened her first beauty shop, the Curly Que, in Lewistown 70 years ago. She later operated her beauty shop from home in rural Canton.

She was a member of Lewistown United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Pastors Monroe Bailey and Deryck Sonaram officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to her church or donor’s choice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/2/2015


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