NC woman reveals in last line of obituary that she's related to President Obama
By WBTW News Staff
CHAPEL HILL, NC -
An NC woman revealed in the last line of her obituary last week that she was the great-aunt of the President of the United States.
Margaret Payne, age 87, of Chapel Hill died last Wednesday at a retirement community. She was the younger sister of Barack Obama’s grandmother, who actually did most of the parenting for the future president when he was growing up in Hawaii.
Payne was a professor of nutrition who taught at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and subsequently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1980 to 1990. She authored numerous research articles and two books.
Her obituary said:
"Margaret A. Payne is survived by her brother Charles T. Payne and wife Melanie; her brother Jon V. Payne and wife Susan and friend Margery Duffey. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Richard Payne, Jon Allen Payne, Stacey Gray, Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro."
Stanley Dunham and his wife Madelyn were parents of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham. Margaret Payne was the younger sister of Madelyn.
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