Molly H. “Toots” Payne

December 10, 1931 ‒ August 12, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Molly H. “Toots” Payne, age 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Country Court Nursing Home.

She was born on December 10, 1931 in Greenup, Kentucky to the late Harvey and Laura Marie (McGuire) Hieneman.  Molly was employed and retired as a Medical Secretary at Regents Park in Sarasota, Florida.  She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.  Molly enjoyed crossword puzzles and walking.  But most of all, she loved the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her son Robert (Sue) Payne; three daughters, Janine (Roger) Mizer, Jane (John) Galbraith, Jamie (Jeff) Winkler; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three great-great granddaughters; her brothers, Paul (Wilma) Hieneman, Claude Hieneman, Tom (Sandy) Hieneman; and her sisters, Ella Hall and Vivian (Larry) Bush.

In addition to her parents, Molly was preceded in death by the father of her children, James I. Payne; her grandson P.J. McGregor; her brother Bill Hieneman and her sister Mary Orf.

Friends may call on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 6-8PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.  A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, in Brick Union Cemetery (Greenup, KY), beginning at 12 noon.

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  • You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember all of our good times growing up on Marma Drive. Was a great neighborhood with lots of kids. Our mom’s always looking out for us. ❤️🙏🏻

  • Dear Bob, Janine, and family, I was sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Molly was such a friendly person and I enjoyed chatting with her occasionally when I was out and about. It’s hard to believe how many years have passed since our school days at Dan Emmett. Take care and may God bless and comfort you at this difficult time.

  • Bob and family,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Connie & Jim Bryant

  • Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss

    Molly will be very much missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


    The Beech Tree Family

  • Jane,Jamie,Janine,Bob I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have alot of childhood memories with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • My dad Steve Nisky knew Molly from St.Vincent, and would give her rides to church.
    He was very sorry to hear of her passing.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Steve Nisky