PAYNE, E. Beatrice "Bea," 91, of Wintersville, OH, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Trinity West.
She was born February 10, 1921 in Wayne, WV, a daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Minnie Watts Cyrus.
Bea was a member of American Legion Auxiliary 557, Jefferson County 8/40 Salon 807 and Jefferson County Federated Democratic Women. She retired as a clerk from W.T. Grant and also worked for the State of Ohio.
Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Payne; daughter, Diane Jackson; two sisters, Loretta Cyrus and Dorlene Cyrus Saxton; and two brothers, Hobert and Donald Lee Cyrus.
Surviving are her grandson, Steve West of Follansbee, WV; two brothers, Danny (Charlene) Cyrus of Holland, MI, and John (Barbara) Cyrus of Proctorville, OH, and caregiver Lorraine Hazlett of Wintersville, OH.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Ernst officiating. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Wayne, WV.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to American Legion Auxiliary #557 (child welfare), 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville, OH 43953; or Jefferson County 8/40 Salon 807 (nurse scholarship), 265 Beechwood Boulevard, Wintersville, OH 43953- 3821.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.