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Janey Ruth (Rosencrans) Payne

Mar 6, 2021

Jan. 20, 1952 – Feb. 28, 2021

Janey Ruth (Rosen-

crans) Payne, the

daughter of Joe and Mar-

tha (Carpenter) Rosen-

crans was born on January

20, 1952 in Rugby, North

Dakota. She died at the

age of 69 years on Sun-

day, February 28, 2021

surrounded by a wonder-

ful family at the Trinity

Medical Center in Minot,

North Dakota following a

courageous battle with


Janey grew up in Town-

er, North Dakota and gra-

duated High School there,

the class of 1970. She

was united in marriage to

Richard “Rick” Payne on

September 5, 1970 in

Lewiston, Idaho. The

couple made their home

in Towner following their

marriage. A loving and

devoted wife, mother,

grandmother, homemaker

and friend to many, Janey

also worked outside the

home at the Towner

Tastee Freeze and later at

the Heart of American

Medical Center for 27

years, most of the time

serving in the capacity of

Admissions Supervisor.

She is survived by her

husband, Rich of Towner;

two sons, Justin Owen of

Deering and Levi (Tara) of

Harrisburg, South Dakota;

one granddaughter, Sierra

Doerr; three grandsons,

Jaden, Henry and Isaac

Payne; her siblings, Peggy

(Don) Uglen or Lewiston,

Idaho, Hazel (Bill) Tun-

stall of San Diego, Califor-

nia, JoAnn (Bob) Vinje

and Wayne “Derby”

(Glenda) Rosencrans, all

of Everett, Washington,

Nola Rosencrans of Bur-

lington and Dave (Julie)

Rosencrans of Palm

Desert, California; nieces,

nephews, other relatives

and a host of friends. She

was preceded in death by

her parents.

Memorial services were

held at 1:30 p.m. Friday,

March 5th at the Zion

Lutheran Church in

Towner with spring buri-

al in the Union Cemetery,

Towner. Mr. Wally Fret-

land, Officiant. Services

were live streamed and

can be accessed by going

to her obituary at


com and clicking on the

link found in her obitu-


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Towner.

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