Priscilla Ann Payne, 75

Priscilla Ann Payne, 75, of rural Urbana, died at 1:25 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

She was born June 10, 1940, in Canton, Ohio, to L.L. "Cap" and Mildred (Harvey) Bumgardner.

Priscilla was a 1958 graduate of Lagro High School.  She married James L. Payne in Kendallville, on Sept. 26, 1959.  She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife.  Priscilla was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Ladies Nite Out Club.  She enjoyed artwork, making greeting cards, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, James L. Payne of Urbana, son, Steven (Debby) Payne of Huntington, a granddaughter, Katie (Grant Eads) Payne of Fort Wayne, a brother, Thomas L. (Deb) Bumgardner of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Jeffrey Payne who died in 1970.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Joe Helt officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Priscilla may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Sep 10