Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

700 West Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN


Evelyn Jean Payne

9 diciembre , 192917 octubre , 2019

Evelyn Jean Payne, 89, of Bloomington passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019. She was born December 9, 1929 in London, Kentucky the daughter of the late Otto and Elise Smith. Evelyn was a member of Highland Faith Assembly of God Church. She retired from RCA. She enjoyed Bingo, baking, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed.

Evelyn is survived by her four daughters, Juawon Gardner, Joyce Trenta and her husband Mark, Betty Riat and her husband David, and Patsy Link; five grandchildren, Kristie English, Jeremy Trenta, Josh Link, Teresa Drake, and Tracy Shelton. Fourteen great grandchildren; and twelve great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Payne; her son, Bobby Payne; a grandson, Timmy Rodman; a great grandson, Josh Gardner; a brother, Herman Smith and son-in-law Rick Gardner.

Funeral services to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday October 20, 2019 at Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, officiated by Pastor Richard Deckard. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to I.U. Bloomington Hospital Foundation for I.U. Health Hospice House, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com


  • Visitation domingo, 20 octubre , 2019
  • Funeral Service domingo, 20 octubre , 2019


Evelyn Jean Payne


Charlie DeHart

31 octubre , 2019

So sorry to hear about Jean's passing. I will remember the family in my prayers

Carole Canfield (Carpenter)

24 octubre , 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Payne's passing while I was out of town, and to miss her service. I have wonderful memories of being at her house in my childhood as I would pal around with my close friends, Joyce & Betty. I remember her introducing me to Pepsi -- one of my first experiences with soda pop--and how super-sweet it was. I also remember fondly her playing her guitar and singing to us kids such numbers as "Bill Grogan's Goat" and "In My Adobe Hacienda." And I loved the colored glass embedded in the bricks on the front porch. Sweet memories. I know she will be missed. My deepest sympathies to Juawon, Joyce, Betty, and Patsy. God bless you all.
With love,

Kristie English

19 octubre , 2019

My Mamaw was a very lovely person. She was always there for me. Always feeding me when I was hungry and would pray for me if I was sick or upset. I love my Mamaw so much!! I am so glad I had the time with her that I did.

Rest In Heaven Mamaw!!!

Lynn Payne Dauby

18 octubre , 2019

We always love going to visit Aunt Jean and Uncle Mooman in Bloomington! She always had a smile and a way of letting you know everything is going to be all right! We send our love and hugs to all our cousins!
Lynn and Gary and family.