Barbara Anne Payne of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away January 24, 2021 at the age of 75. Barbara was born in Eaton Rapids, January 25, 1945, the daughter of Max and Dorotha (Sutton) Williams. She attended MSU, briefly worked as a nurses-aid at the Eaton Rapids Hospital and worked as a secretary with the VFW National Home. Barbara was a past president of the VFW Auxiliary Post #2046 in Charlotte, a member of the First United Methodist Church and loved music. She had a beautiful voice that she shared with the community for many years. Barbara was in Eaton Rapids Festival Choir, the Women’s Choir at church and the Steiner Chorale Choir in Lansing. She also loved the theatre, acting in numerous plays with the Eaton Rapids Community Theatre
Barbara is survived by her sons, Bert Payne Jr of Eaton Rapids, Christopher (Diane) Payne of AR; grandchildren, Bert A. Payne, Trisha Payne, Christopher Payne Jr, Julia Rivera; sister, Jayne Stucky. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the music program at the First United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main St. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Please visit our website to place online condolences, www.millsfuneral.com.
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