Services for Joyce Hunter Payne will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bill Black officiating. Interment will be at Lone Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Joyce was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Milo, Okla., to John Hunter and Ada Jane (Jordan) Hunter. She passed from this life on Sept. 30, 2018, in Ardmore at the age of 90.
Joyce graduated from Rexroat High School then attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she completed her Master’s Degree in Education. She and Ralph met while in college and later married in 1948, and had been married for 46 years before he preceded her in death in 1994.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lone Grove, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Carter County Retired Teachers.
Joyce retired from Lone Grove Public Schools after teaching there for 30+ years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball and Texas Rangers Baseball. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Hunter; husband, Ralph Payne; grandchildren, Kevin Scott Landgraf and Logan Warner Smith.
She is survived by her children, Janice (Payne) and Scott Landgraf, of Madill; Mary (Payne) Smith, of Ardmore; Rick Payne, of Lone Grove; grandchildren, Jeff and Stacy Landgraf, of Madill; Wes and Mendi Landgraf, of Oklahoma City; Justin and Tara Landgraf, of Ardmore; Stacy (Payne) and Tony Reed, of Thackerville; Lyndsey (Smith) and Andrew McKillip, of Morton, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Seth, Tate and Tori Reed, of Thackerville; Lydia and Lauren Landgraf, of Madill; Olivia Landgraf and Tarah Collins, of Oklahoma City; Blair and Kennedy Landgraf, of Ardmore; and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Online condolences may be made to craddockfuneralhome.com.