Letha ‘Susie’ Bernetta Payne Morris

MORRIS, Letha “Susie” Bernetta Payne, 96, of Indianapolis, passed away Dec. 26, 2012, at Summit Place Assisted Living in Kings Mountain, NC.

She was born Dec. 22, 1916, in Steubenville, OH, to the late Clarence and Iola Westbrook Payne. Susie worked as a bookkeeper prior to becoming a devoted wife and housekeeper. She was a longtime member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allison Morris; a sister, Winifred Payne Barr Reading, and a brother, Clark Payne. She leaves behind a sister-in-law, Helen Morris of Steubenville, OH, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 7995 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN, 46219.

Donations in Susie’s memory can be made to the Cleveland County Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150. Arrangements are final and entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.