Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 18, 2013

S. Keith Payne 1935-2013

COLUMBUS, OHIO — S. Keith Payne, 77, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Ashland, died Friday, May 17, 2013.

He was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Ashland, a son of the late Harvey L. and Jesse Ruth Pugh Payne.  

He was a member of Worthington Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years. He retired from Ashland Chemical. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the North East Chemical Association. He was a Kentucky colonel, a member of the Kentucky National Guard and a member of the Worthington Historical Society.

Survivors include his loving wife, Janet Saunders Payne; brother, Jerry (Sharon) Payne; sisters, Kay (John Paul) Barker and Gail (Richard) Rous; nieces, Rebecca (Lance) Vest, Maribeth Rous, Leighann (John) Chamberlin and Amy (Greg) Quatman; nephews, Jim (Beth) Rous and Bruce Rous; aunt, Margaret Eloise Pugh; along with other relatives and friends.  

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Steen Funeral Home - Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland. Entombment will follow in Ashland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington, and after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at steenfuneralhome.com.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Keith’s memory.        


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