Ruth Ann Hizer Payne

Payne1Ruth Ann Payne, 59, of Utica, IN. and Cross Plains, IN. passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

She was born Monday, December 31, 1956 in Moores Hill, Indiana, daughter of the late Norman Hizer and the late Amanda Stamper James.

Ruth worked as a Iron Worker for Union Local #70.

She loved to crochet, everyone in the family has an afghan. Ruth was a free spirit, she loved the outdoors and was very in tune with nature. She enjoyed camping, boating, gardening, flowers, motorcycle riding and the water, especially the wave runner. Family time, especially with the grandchildren and her precious dogs Abby & Bella, was very special to her. Her dog Peanut, who preceded her in death, even rode motorcycles and went boating with Tom and Ruth.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Payne of Cross Plains, IN; daughters, Melina Ann Messer (David Holcomb), VA, Deena Collins (Matt Oelker) of Manchester, IN; siblings, Bill Hizer, Linda (Charles) Jenkins, Edwina (Brian) Lanphier, Caroline “Sue” (Jimmy) Love, David (Kim) Hizer, Shirley (late Butch) Walston, Edwin (Flo) James, Anita (Joe) Rich; Grandchildren, Cerina Mae, Sabrina Marie, David Shelton III, and Joseph Darrel Holcomb and Sean Allen and Kendra Kay Collins.

She was preceded in death by son, Shawn Randall Messer.

Friends will be received 12:00 – 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.

Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 3:00 pm with Pastor Charles Hill officiating.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to P.A.W.S. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.