Gloria Marquette Payne

Dr. Gloria Marquette Payne, 98, of Elkins, a longtime distinguished professor at Davis & Elkins College, beloved mentor to generations of students, and lifetime congregant of St. Brendan Catholic Church, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.

Due to the coronavirus, a private funeral service will be held for the family today at 1 p.m., which will be live-streamed for all to view. Join the family in celebrating the life of Dr. Payne at https://youtu.be/DofeJCvzONI. Interment will follow in Saint Brendan Catholic Cemetery. Gloria touched so many lives with her beautiful, kind heart. A celebration of her legacy and life will be held later at a safe date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Austen Moore Scholarship Fund, 301 Davis St., Elkins, WV, 26241 or Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Dr. Payne. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dr. Gloria Marquette Payne. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.