Connie J. Payton

September 28, 2020


Connie J. Payton,age 65, of Mecca township,OH, died Monday, September 28, 2020, at her home. She was born April 30, 1955, in Bazetta, OH, a daughter of Ruth Mary (Ruswinkle) and Sawyer Slusher, Sr. A lifetime area resident, Connie was a 1973 graduate of Lakeview High School. She was a homemaker; and she enjoyed crafts and flower gardening. Connie is survived by her husband, Charles L. Payton, whom she married August 6, 1982, of Mecca; son, Joshua (Teresa) Payton of Warren,OH; daughter, Teresa Payton (Matthew Craven) of Greater Boston, MA; son, Michael (Tania) Payton of Cleveland,OH; her granddaughter, Alaina Payton; seven sisters, Shirley Slusher, Carol Grove, Peggy Jarrell, Del Soltis, Nancy Handfield, Christine Slusher, and Gail Downing; and three brothers, Sawyer Slusher, Jr., David Slusher, and Garry Slusher. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Barbara Posney and Linda Josselyn; and brother, Daniel Slusher. A graveside service will be Friday, October 2, 2020, at 2:00 PM at West Mecca Cemetery, Hoagland Blackstub Rd., Mecca township. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH, handled arrangements. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit

Service Information


West Mecca Cemetery



Friday, October 2 2020
2:00 PM

West Mecca Cemetery


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