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Alice Louise (Brasker) Payne, 83, of Covington, Ind., passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at The Waters of Covington. She was there for a brief time for rehabilitation from a recent case of dehydration and pneumonia.
Alice was born October 14, 1934, in Warren County, Ind., to Garnet Louise (VanPelt) Brasker and Donald Brasker.
She married Vernon Jahvan Payne on February 28, 1951. He preceded her in death October 10, 1984.
She is preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Garland and Ronnie Brasker; a sister, Debbie Crawford; a son, Darrell Jahvan Payne; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Summers and Jeff Allison.
Surviving family include two daughters, Vana Payne, Brandon, Fla., Lisa (Kelly) Fudge, Covington, Ind.; a son, Brad (Debbie) Payne, Clarksville, Ga.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Payne, Inman, S.C.; three sisters, Margaret Summers, Covington, Ind., Donna (Jerry) Hale, Avon, Ind., Sue Allison, Covington, Ind.; one brother, Merrille Brasker, Williamsport, Ind.; three sisters-in law, Brenda Metzger, Covington, Ind., Judy Brasker, Wingate, Ind., and Mary Lee Payne, Perrysville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Chad (Dana) Payne, Kyle Payne, Toby Payne, Mandy (Matt) SanSouci, Chris (Beth) Castillo and Johnnie Castillo; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alice attended State Line Grade School and Covington High School, where she was Homecoming Queen as a freshman.
After school, she worked as a mother, helping on their family farm and full time at General Electric. She quit General Electric in 1964 to be a stay-at-home mother and wife. Years later she took a part-time job at Lindee's Root Beer stand in Covington. It was the perfect job for her; she loved people, was extremely social and never met a person she couldn't talk to. It was at that job she met her dear friend Kerri Mitchell and the formed a bond of everlasting friendship.
She was a member of Stringtown Church of God and loved her church family. Alice loved to travel, she has been all over the world, including taking up to 13 cruises. She is survived by her best traveling buddy, Pat Brown. A few of her traveling group still meet for lunch every few months.
She enjoyed outside and was known for numerous varieties of flowers. She was an animal lover and had dogs of her own and a special love for her daughter's cat. Alice was loved by anyone who knew her and it brings great joy to her family to continuously hear she was such a sweet lady.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. EST Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Shelby Funeral Home in Covington with Pastor Keith Klossner officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. EST Friday at Shelby Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Stringtown of God. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com
Published on January 15, 2018
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