Geraldine and James Payne “celebration of life slated”
BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio---A celebration of Life for Geraldine and James Payne, of Bristolville, Ohio, will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, Pa., with Pastor Chad Shaffer, officiating.
Geraldine Inez Taylor was born on June 21, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of Glenn and Inez Harmon Taylor.
James W. “Jim” Payne was born on Saturday, March 31, 1934 in Olean, N.Y., a son of Floyd and Eva Marie Dempsey Payne.
Geraldine and James were married in June of 1954. They celebrated 67 years of marriage before Geraldine passed away on June 30, 2021. James passed away a few months later on September 22, 2021. “They are now together with our Lord.”
Surviving are four children, Robert (Beverly) Payne, G. Edward (Patty) Payne, Denise (Wayne) West, and Roberta (Gary) Ziobert; their daughter-in-law, Deborah Payne; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; their siblings; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to their parents, Geraldine and James were predeceased by two sons, infant Michael Payne and Allen Payne.
Locally the family is being assisted by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of the Paynes, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.