Margaret R. Hammond Payne, 99, of Toad Hollow Rd., peacefully passed away to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y.
She was born Dec. 19, 1913 in Sheffield, the daughter of the late John and Marie (Moore) Roth.
She was married to Alfred Hammond who predeceased her in 1985 and Lyle Payne who predeceased her in 2002.
Mrs. Hammond Payne was a very active member of the Little Valley Wesleyan Church and was a founding member of the church. She also was a church organist, Sunday School teacher and on the Board of Directors. She loved the Lord and was a Missionary of the Lord.
She is survived by three sons, Floyd (Joann) Hammond of Florida, and Donald Hammond and James (Barb) Hammond, both of Little Valley, N.Y.; and a daughter, Jean (Bill) Peters of Mayville, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is a brother, Edward (Hazel) Roth of Ashville, N.Y.; two sisters, Kathyn Roth of Ashville, N.Y. and Freda Hedlund of Kane; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Walter and Kenneth Roth; two sisters, Dorothy Adams and Ida Brown. She was also predeceased by two grandchildren, Michael and Diana Hammond.
Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. from the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 1l a.m. from the Little Valley Wesleyan Church with Rev. Buck Hall officiating.
Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Little Valley Wesleyan Church.