Wellsville, NY - Virginia M. “Ginny” Payne, age 92, of 286 Scott Avenue passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2108, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center after a long battle with dementia. She was born on January 31, 1926 in Wellsville, the daughter of German Immigrants, Henry and Rose Weihonig Liesegang. On May 8, 1946 she married Dale Robert Payne who predeceased her on March 8, 2000. They are now back together after 18 years apart.
Virginia was a stay at home mother and wife. She enjoyed crocheting, cross word puzzles, and many fond memories of playing bingo at the fire hall in Genesee, Pennsylvania. Her favorite times were spent with family, friends, and being with her beloved pets. A “red carpet” awaited Ginny at the Pearly Gates after raising her five boys! She was a woman of faith and an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church where she was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society, Legion of Mary, and served as a Eucharistic Minister.
She is survived by her 98 year old sister, Arlouine Straussner of Wellsville; 3 sons, Dale “Skip” (Barb) of Largo, FL.; David “Babe” Payne of Wellsville; Doug (Holly) Payne of Brockport; a daughter in law, Andrea Payne of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband, 2 sons, Daniel in 1995 and Gary in 2017, her grandson David in 1996, and her brother, Walter Liesegang.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4 till 7 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A prayer service will be held on Friday in the funeral home at 10:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church. Memorials in Ginny’s name may be made to either the Immaculate Conception Church or to the SPCA. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery and to leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.