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Joyce Elaine Howard Payne

Obituary for Joyce Elaine Howard Payne

October 18, 1947 - June 29, 2021
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 73


Joyce Elaine Howard Payne, 73, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born October 18, 1947 in Daviess Co. to the late Celestine "Scats" and Margaret Louise Boarman Howard. Joyce was retired from Swedish Match after 36 ½ years and a member of St. Williams Catholic Church. She was very devoted to the Catholic faith and her prayer life. Joyce had many friends and co-workers that she loved doing things with especially playing Bunco. She enjoyed traveling, vacationing, and cooking for her family. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Joyce and the love of her life, Dennis, married on June 8, 1968 at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville.

Joyce was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Lane Payne on November 12, 2020, a grandson, David Joshua Kemper on January 20, 1995, a great granddaughter, Stella Grace Payne on June 11, 2019, and a sister, Patricia Weaver on April 5, 2021.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Dennis Payne; three daughters, Denice Kemper and husband Mark of Owensboro, Rhea Isenberg and husband Nathan of Bowling Green, and Kara Eberlin and husband Ryan of Towanda, Pennsylvania; a son, Jonathan Payne of Weeki Wachee, Florida; 13 grandchildren, Andrea (Nathan) Sapp, Mark, Jr., Josh, David, and Hannah Kemper, Andrew and Colt Isenberg, Mary Kate, Will, Olivia, and Noah Eberlin, Kyle Payne (Rodney's son), and Cassidy Payne; a great granddaughter, Freya Payne; six sisters and brothers, Jan (Mark) Hubbs, Sharon (Jim) Embry, Carol (Eddie) Allgood, Lowell (Sue) Howard, Randy (Pam) Howard, and Marvin (Kathryn) Howard, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass will be 10 AM Friday, July 2, at St. Williams Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 PM until 8 PM Thursday with prayers at ----------- and from 8 AM until 9 AM Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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