Shirley Mae Payton

February 01, 1936 ‒ June 16, 2017

Shauck, Ohio

SHAUCK: Shirley Mae Payton passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 in Akron General Hospital. She was 81.

She was born February 1, 1936 to parents Manley & Juanita (Taylor) Donough in Mansfield. Shirley was graduated from Mansfield Senior High before attending Mansfield Business College.

On August 7, 1954, she married Henry Payton and they shared 40 years of marriage together until he passed away in 1994. Now they are together again.

She is survived by sons David C. Payton, Jerry F. Payton and Dennis L. Payton; daughter Barbara (Bud) Simpson; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Debra Schultz.

The Payton family will receive friends Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Shirley’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • I was sadly surprised to read of Shirley’s death. I pray God gives you comfort. She was a good mom and wife to your dad. My love and prayers to you all. Your moms cousin, Donna Secrist.