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Esther Payne

Obituary for Esther Payne

November 10, 2019
Abington, Pennsylvania


Esther Payne passed away at Abington Hospital on November 10, 2019 at the age of 88. She was born in Glassboro, NJ and was the daughter of Harold and Esther Lawson

She was the beloved Mother of Ruth Stanshine (husband Martin). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Luke, Kyle, and Brett, her great grandson Elijah, her brother Henry Michael Lawson, and by all who knew her.

Esther was a retired Medical Research Technician, who worked for the University of Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Until recently, she volunteered at the University of Pennsylvania museum as a docent in the Egyptian and Canaan-Ancient Israel galleries. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Anthropology. She was a member and served on the board of ARCE (American Research Center in Egypt). Esther was a very active member at The Hatboro Baptist Church, where enjoyed singing in the choir. In her free time Esther loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed oil painting touring America and Canada by train and bus.

Relatives and friends are invited to Esther's Life Celebration on Saturday, November 16, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Hatboro Baptist Church 32 N. York Road Hatboro, PA 19040 followed by her Memorial Service, 1:30 p.m. Her Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Esther's name to the Penn Museum, 3260 South Street Philadelphia, pa 19104(

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