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Jean Louise Payne

August 8, 1928 — December 27, 2023

Worthington, Indiana

Jean Louise Payne, a beloved homemaker, has passed away at the age of 95. She was born on August 8, 1928, in Tuscola, Illinois, one of nine children, and left this world on December 27, 2023, in Worthington, Indiana. Jean's caring nature and loving spirit touched the lives of all who knew her.

Jean led a fulfilling life as a devoted homemaker. She found joy and purpose in creating a warm and inviting home for her family. Her dedication to her role as a wife and mother was unwavering. Jean's commitment to nurturing her loved ones was a testament to her selflessness and compassion.

Outside of her role as a homemaker, Jean had several hobbies and interests that brought her great pleasure. She was an avid bowler and actively participated in the Ladies Bowling League. Her passion for the game was infectious, and she always brought a competitive spirit to each match. In addition to bowling, in addition to bowling, she also loved playing Nintendo games for hours!

 Jean possessed a talent for music. She played the keyboard, and she could sing like Patsy Cline, and Yodel, but seldom for anyone outside her immediate family.

Jean cherished time spent with her family above all else. Her love knew no bounds when it came to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She held them close to her heart and treasured every moment shared together. The memories created during family vacations, holiday celebrations, and Sunday dinners will forever be cherished by those fortunate enough to have experienced Jean's love.

Jean Louise Payne joins in eternity her father George N. Hardwick and mother Grace E. (Long) Hardwick along with her beloved husband Roy Keith Payne Sr., and eight of her siblings, who have welcomed her with open arms.

She leaves behind a precious legacy of love that will be carried on by those left behind - Keith Payne (son) and Marti Gonterman, Suzanne Lawler (daughter), Lori, Lisa, MacKenzie,  (granddaughters), Sydney, Lynsey, Grace, and Natalie, (great-granddaughters), Kale and Henry (great-grandsons).

To honor Jean's life, a visitation will be held on January 3, 2024, at Flanner Buchanan Floral Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Following the visitation, a funeral service will be conducted at the same location starting at 1:00 PM. Jean will then be laid to rest during a burial ceremony at Floral Park Cemetery. The family has requested any memorial contribution be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Riley Children's Hospital.

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As we bid farewell to Jean Louise Payne, let us remember her as the kind-hearted and gentle soul she was. Her love for her family and her dedication to creating a loving home will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in eternal peace knowing that her legacy of love lives on in the hearts of those who loved her most.


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