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Mildred A. "Midge" Schweickart Payne, 84, of Ironton, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, KY.
Mrs. Payne was born in Ironton, Ohio, on April 3, 1933, a daughter to the late Charles and Angela (Geswein) Schweickart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Paul Payne who passed away October 21, 2002.
Mrs. Payne was a 1951 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and a 1954 graduate of Saint Mary's School of Nursing. She was a former nurse for Lawrence County General Hospital.
Midge was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Club. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Ironton Country Club 9 Hole Ladies Club and Derik Street Gang Card Club. She was also active in the Ironton Senior Center.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary Haas; four brothers, Charles, Ralph, James and Elmer Schweickart.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathy (Tim) Walters of Ashland, KY, Becky (Ben) Needham of Grove City, OH, and Peggy (Chris) Barnes of Ironton; son Mike (Lesley) Payne of Chillicothe, OH; grandchildren, Andrew (Katie) Walker, Taylor (Amy) Walker, Aaron (Meghan) Brooking, Sarah Brooking, Josh (Lindsey) Needham, Brooke Needham, Whitney (Aaron) Hindy, Tristen Needham, Bryce (Heidi) Barnes, Blake (Kristina) Barnes, Brandon Barnes, Sidney Payne, Ryan Payne, J.T.Snowden, Cameron Snowden and Logan Snowden; four great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at St. Lawrence Church, 611 Center Street, Ironton, Ohio, with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until time of the service Thursday at the church.
Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Midge's grandsons, Andrew, Taylor, Bryce, Blake, Brandon, Josh, Tristen, Ryan, J.T., Cameron and Logan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Midge's name to Parish Life Center, 905 South 5th Street, Ironton, Ohio 45638.
To offer the Payne family condolences please visit tracybrammerfh.com
Published on January 15, 2018
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