October 23, 1952 ~ December 17, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Brenda Jane Payne, 68, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky Heartford House, surrounded by her family. She was born in Owensboro October 23, 1952 to the late Bernard Aloysius and Elizabeth Jane McCarty Payne. Brenda went to St. Martin Elementary School and graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School. She was an Altar Society member of St. Martin’s Catholic church where she was a lifetime member. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, cooking and baking. She loved sending cards to people and her family holiday celebrations. Her true enjoyment came from spending time with her family and friends. Brenda was a spiritual person and prayed the rosary daily.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles.

Brenda is survived by her sister Jo Ann Payne Hayden and her brother James Robert Payne, along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a special friend, Lillian Redd.

Services will be held Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Martin Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery beside her mother and father.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Martins building fund; 5856 KY-81, Owensboro, KY 42301

All who wish to honor and remember Brenda in person at the visitation or funeral is required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Miss Payne. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Brenda Jane Payne and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: December 20, 2020 2:00 pm - December 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: December 21, 2020 11:00 am

St. Martin Catholic Church
5856 KY 81
Owensboro, KY 42301

Burial Service: December 21, 2020 12:00 pm

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I did not know brenda very long,But I do know she was one of the sweetest people I will ever meet! So sorry Jr and the rest of the payne family!

  2. To the Payne Family,
    Sorry to read of Brenda’s passing. Like myself, she grew up in Curdsville but it has been years since I’ve seen her. I remember her as a quiet person but always had a smile on her face. Peace along with my prayers during this sorrowful time.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss jr and grandmaw I love you guys so much and sorry for your loss the rest of jr’s family ❤️

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