Viola Mae Payne, age 84, passed away in her home from natural causes on March 28, 2021.

Viola was born on October 23, 1936, to Phillip and Leona Fox. She married Donald Payne on December 12, 1933. After Don was out of the Army, they settled in Grand Haven and raised their four children.

Vi was a homemaker who dedicated her life to caring for others including family members in need and foster children. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and many other crafts; she made many cherished gifts for the family.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; children: Russell Payne, Jason Payne, Dawn (Petri) Peltoniemi; grandchildren: Tracey (John) Lakatos, Russell (Dana) Payne Jr., Toni (Clint) Vink, Jacob (Brandy) Payne, Erin Racey, Vanessa Peltoniemi; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Bonnie Brown and Chuck (Jan) Delaney; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Norman Payne; granddaughter, Samantha Racey; and sister, Phyllis Price. The family plans on holding a private memorial service at a later spring date.

Arrangements by Phoenix Crematory Services–Muskegon, Michigan.

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