Sandra S. Loper Payne, 67, of Conneautville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born a daughter of Dora M. (Doodee) Onspaugh Loper and the late Robert E. Loper on Sept. 13, 1946, in Geneva. She married William Payne March 27, 1965. He survives.
She worked for Ohio Rubber Company, Joe Gribus’ plaque shop and later retired from Palmer Snyder Chair factory. She lived every day for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. She loved to take care of the lawn and would never allow anyone else to cut the grass. She was an example for her family as she faced illness, not once but three separate times, with great courage and poise. She will be missed.
In addition to her husband of 49 years, and her mother, she is survived by four children, Randy L. Payne and his wife, Patty, of Conneautville, Scotty L. Payne of Conneautville, Torrey L. Payne of Springboro and Tammy L. Peters of Saegertown; eight grandchildren, Stacy Payne and her fiancé, Justin Allen, of Conneaut Lake, Jason Payne and his fiancée, Courtney Harrington, of Conneautville, Mitchell Payne and his fiancée, Amy Banks, of Conneautville, Michael Payne of Conneautville, Ashley Payne of Albion, Cody Payne of Albion, Hunter Peters of Saegertown and Tanner Peters of Saegertown.
She is preceded in death by her father; paternal grandparents, Georgianna and D.A. Loper; and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lenna Onspaugh.
In honor of her wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be left for the family at white-coolfuneralhome.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.