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Ellen "Hildy" Payne (Isham)

September 14, 1943 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 77)

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Ellen Payne (Isham), also known as “Hildy”, age 77, of Port Huron, MI, passed away peacefully at Henry Ford Detroit Hospital in the care of Hospice, on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  She was born on September 14, 1943 in Lansing, Michigan, to Vedell Isham and Virginia M. (Atwood) Shaw.  Ellen loved to crochet, sew; the MSU Spartans, Nascar and all levels of music.  She also loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild in her own special way.  She was known to be feisty and sometimes downright stubborn.  She loved animals, but especially cats. Ellen is preceded in death by the love of her life William M. Payne, her parents, brother Michael D. Hilderbrandt and stepson Billy Payne. She is survived by her children: Sheryl (Aage) Douglas, Susan (Steve) Culver, Reaves (Valerie) Douglas, Joe Douglas, Melissa (Steve) Maule, Michael (Amanda) Payne and Phillip (Traci) Payne: grandchildren: Thomas, Tamra, Michelle (Aaron), Stephanie, William, Kevin (Beth), Tyler, Fiona, Reaves, Samantha, Staci, Caleb, Caitlin, Abigail, Aurora, Kodi, Kamden, Kennedy and Kaci.  She is also survived by her sister Carroll Green and brother David Hilderbrandt. Ellen will be missed by many, especially her family, friends and neighbors.  May we all find peace in knowing she’s in a better place and back with her one true love.

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