Pauline Zinn

Pauline Payne Zinn, 94, passed away with family around her on April 24, 2013, at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville, W.Va.

She was born July 11, 1918 at Cairo, W.Va., the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Payne.

Pauline graduated from Cairo High School in 1936. She was employed by the Ritchie County Department of Public Assistance until 1943 when she married and began to rear her family. After many years as a homemaker, she returned to the now West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 1967 and from which she retired after 22 years of service. Over the years, she was also active with the Farm Bureau, Homemakers Club and the Harmony 4-H Club.

She was reared Presbyterian and then became a member of the Lawford Methodist Episcopal Church and later the Newberne United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Roy Zinn (Barbara) of Tiffin, Ohio and W. Harris Zinn (Linda) of Mt. Clare, W.Va.; one daughter, Paula Byrd (Richard) of Smithville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Doug Zinn (Tracy) of Columbus, Ohio, Ryan Zinn of Columbus, Tracy Snodgrass (Bub) of Hazelgreen, W.Va., Jeremy Zinn (Felicia) of Gray, La., Amanda Layfield (Bryan) of Whiteman AFB, Mo., Chris Byrd (Kelley) Harrisville, Nathaniel Zinn of Morgantown, and Cory Zinn of The Cayman Islands; six great-grandsons; and one brother, J. Robert Payne of Charleston, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy S. Zinn, Jr. and brother, William B. Payne.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

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