Malinda Lucille Payne, 89, of Tulsa passed away on June 15, 2015. She was
born October 5, 1925 in Marshall, OK to Henry and Marie Grassmann. She
was the youngest of 14 children and was known as "Lindy" to
Malinda attended Marshall Public Schools before receiving a Registered
Nurse degree at Wesley Nursing School in OKC. Malinda's career included
public health, doctor's office nursing, nursing home floor management
and hospice nurse volunteer. She also co-owned and operated Shagbark Recreational
Ranch in Bunch, OK.
In 1961, she married John C. (Jack) Payne, remaining married until his
death in 1996. Preceding her in death are husband, Jack and granddaughter,
Amy Rae Renegar.
Survivors include son, Randel Renegar and wife Kathi of Tulsa; daughter,
Amy (Renegar) Powell and husband Randy of Dallas; son, Brian Renegar and
wife Theresa of McAlester; daughter, Jane Allen and husband Ray of Ada;
son, Tim Payne and wife Dana of Muskogee; son, Tom Payne of Edmond; stepdaughter,
Carey Van Sickle and husband Gregg of Topeka; and stepson, Mark Payne
and wife Shirley of Houston. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren
and 24 great-grandchildren.
Malinda truly adored her family, especially her grandkids. She loved to
fish, can, sew, garden, cook (well known for her baking prowess), and
enjoyed hosting "grandkids week" each spring.
A celebration of Malinda's life will take place at 11:00 AM, Saturday
July 11, 2015 at Southeast Baptist Church in Muskogee. A private family
interment service is planned at Cookson Proctor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 22718, OKC, OK, 73123-1718.