Funeral services for Virginia F. Reich Payne, 83, of New Albany, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany, with cremation to follow, according to her wishes. She died Monday, March 25, 2013.
She was an avid card player and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was the past president of the Riverview Towers Association and formerly active with Meals on Wheels. She was born Feb. 20, 1930 in New Albany to the late George L. Sr. and Opal A. Lewis Reich.
She is survived by her children, Barbara L. Black and her husband, Jeff, Patricia M. Houghlin and her husband, Patrick, Ruthann Cobb and her husband, Bob, and Melvin Payne and his wife, Tina; grandchildren, Jason Black and his wife, Rebecca, Jennifer Pike and her husband, Chris, Amanda Johnson and her husband, Jason, Jazmin Herbert and her husband, Mitch, Abbey Houghlin, Chris Cobb, Shawn Matthews, and John Skinner; great-grandchildren, Jacob Black, Alexander Pike, Max and Jack Johnson; and good friends, Janet, Rita, and Ken.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Payne; siblings, Helen Harvey, Mary Fayard, and George L. Reich, Jr.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society,1201 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.
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