Joanne (Stonesifer) Payne

August 15, 1931 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


NORTHUMBERLAND - Joanne (Stonesifer) Payne, 91, a resident of Nottingham Village Retirement Center, Northumberland and formerly of Milton, died Sunday, January 22, 2023.


She was born on August 15, 1931 in Lewisburg and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Elizabeth (Wary) Stonesifer.


Joanne was married to the late C. Thomas “Tom” Payne and they were married for 30 years until his death on August 2, 1988.  Together they raised their family in Williamsport and Hughesville.


She was a graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1949.  Joanne worked as the Food Services Director for Milton Area School District and retired in 1993.  Previously she worked as the Food Service Manager for East Lycoming School District, Hughesville.


Joanne was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Milton, GFWC Woman’s Club of Milton and the Milton Garden Club.


She enjoyed playing cards and visits with her great grandchildren.


Joanne is survived by one daughter Sharon “Sherry” (Tom) Reuther, two sons; Steven (Janet) Payne and Jeffery (Tammie) Payne, four grandchildren; Catherin “Beth” Reuther, Nicole Payne, Collin Payne and James Payne and two great grandchildren; Ilyana Reuther, and Daniel Kelly.


In addition to her parents and husband, Joanne was preceded in death by one son; Michael S. Payne, two sisters; June E. McConnell and Betty Stutzman and her first husband; Robert F. MacMurray.


All services for Joanne will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, Milton.



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