Esther N. Payne

Esther N. Payne, age 80, resident of Northern New York for most of her life, passed away Saturday. Esther was born November 30, 1939 in Pulaski, the daughter of Clinton and Norma Kaine French and sister of Wendle French. She graduated from N. Syracuse High School in 1958. She also received her RN from Luzerne Community College in Pennsylvania. Esther was married to Ronald Payne on July 10, 1965. She was last employed by Ladd Elementary School as a school nurse in Fairbanks, Alaska. She also served as a substitute for local schools for several years. Esther was a member of the Redfield Grace Fellowship Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, Ronald, three sons, Ronald Payne (CJ Roper) of Anchorage, AK, Kevin (Tharon) Payne of Rochester and Daniel (Patricia) Payne of Wasilla, AK, two daughters, Kimberlyn (Brian) Sickler of Lacona and Candy (David) Aldridge of Hobe Sound, two nephews, James and Jeffrey French, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 19th, at the Redfield Grace Fellowship Church, 8 School Rd, Redfield, NY 13437, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Williamstown. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski.