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Ona Bell Payne


Ona Bell Payne, 82, of Ashville, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Logan Elm Health Care, Circleville.

She was born on June 6, 1933, in Greenup, Kentucky, to the late Thomas and Ethel Mae (Brown) Ratliff.

Ona had been a cook at the Obetz Community Center and had attended Lockbourne Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by children, Sharon Kay White of Columbus, Donna S. (Richard) Jackson of Amanda, Deborah Cremeans of Ashville, James C. Payne of North Carolina, Edna M. McArthur of Ashville, Gordon L. Payne of Columbus, Tammy (Perry) Parsons of Laurelville, Timothy W. Payne of Obetz and James (Marilyn) Ratliff of Michigan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Kay Munion; brother, Fines (Rita) Ratliff of Kentucky; brother-in-law, Gordon (Eloise) Payne of Mt. Sterling; special friend, Linda Meade and family; several cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. June 23, 2015, at the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St., Ashville, with Chaplain Dean Queen officiating. Burial will follow in Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal