Barbara Louise Payton, 71, of Lower Makefield Township, PA died on Tuesday March 29, 2022 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia, PA, of complications from Lewy Body Dementia, a disease she had fought for over 8 years.
Born in Franklin, NJ, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bekiarian.
She has resided in Lower Makefield for the past 23 years.
Barbara enjoyed working in a variety of fields, artist, decorator, office worker, insurance, automobile restoration, amongst others and was always eager to learn new skills. Barbara also was a mainstay at the Newtown United Methodist Church where she was a supervisor of the Sunday School and an enthusiastic member of the Church Choir. A passionate gardener, she could be found in her flower and vegetable gardens as soon as spring arrived. She was a special person and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, William J. Payton; two sons, Arthur R. Riley,Jr. and his wife, Jeneca, of Ringoes, NJ, and Sean R. Payton of Philadelphia, PA; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Dansbury of Lower Makefield; her sister, Patricia Culton of New Egypt, NJ; and four grandchildren, Morgan Tasiopoulos, Brayden Dansbury, Sophia Riley, and Nova Riley, all of whom she dearly loved.
Family and friends are invited to call from 2pm to 4pm on Friday April 1st at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, PA, followed by her funeral service at 4:30pm. Interment will be private.
As Barbara was a passionate animal lover, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA.