Geraldine “Gerri” Payne Hearld, 84 of Owensboro passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born December 18, 1934 in Owensboro to the late Arthur and Georgia Roach Hayden, Gerri graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and proceeded to get her LPN degree and was employed at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital from which she retired. Gerri was a devout Catholic and faithful and active member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Parrish. She married Lee Roy Payne in 1956 and raised a family of eight children. Being a compassionate person, Gerri continued to volunteer at the hospital after retirement. She loved her family and enjoyed playing card games and dancing.
In addition to her parents, Gerri also was preceded in death by both of her husbands, Lee Roy Payne in 2000 and Floyd Hearld in 2014; daughters, Lisa Kay Gibson and Vicki Ann Payne; granddaughter, Amy Renee Boyken; great-children, Caleb Dean Boyken and Landon Coleman Boyken; brother, Arthur Hayden Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Sandra Boyken (Bill), Mike Payne (Cathy), Greg Payne (Lisa), David Payne (Beth), Brad Payne (Sherri), and Shawn Payne (Andrea); son-in-law, Bill Gibson; 13 grandchildren, Scott (Katie), Chris (Katie), Sarah (Tyler), Kasey, Eric, Jason, Jacob (Emily), David Glenn (Ariel), Cassie (J.T.), Blake, Holly, Luke, and Adam; eight great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Payne; brothers, Jim Hayden, Richard Hayden (Kathy) and Henry Hayden (Bernadette); numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass for Gerri Payne Hearld will be 3:00 pm Friday at Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 with prayers at 7:00 pm and Friday from 1:00 until 2:30 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church.
Memories and condolences for the family of Gerri Payne Hearld may be left at www.glenncares.com