Rotha E. (Tompkins) Payne (1919 - 2016)


Rotha E. Payne, 97, of Vernon, died on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Mt. Vernon.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Dave Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery in rural Vernon. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Bear Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mrs. Payne was born on Jan. 11, 1919, in Mulberry Grove, the daughter of Frank Emert and Minnie Myrtle (Dugan) Tompkins. She married Clyde Dean Payne on Oct. 12, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo.; he passed away on May 19, 1971.
Survivors include sons, Edward Payne and his wife Cindy of Sequim, Wash., and Frank Payne and his wife JoLynne of Patoka.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 15 to Mar. 23, 2016