Betty L. Payne, 89, passed away Thursday, April 4th, in Abilene. She was born January 11, 1924 in Horton, Kansas, the daughter of Harold J. and Twila M. (Bailey) Winterscheidt. Growing up in Horton, she attended St. Leos Catholic School, graduated from Horton High School and attended Kansas University. On October 09, 1946, she was married to Ben H. Payne. The early years of their married life was spent in Salina before moving to Abilene in 1961. An active church member, she had headed the ladies in the church kitchen for many years. Ben preceded her in death February 6. 2010. She was also preceded in death by a sister. Betty was a member of the St. Andrews Catholic Church and The Ladies of St. Andrews.
Survived by: 2 Daughters Ann Bingham Lenexa, KS Mary Beth Payne Houston, TX Son Scott Payne Lenexa, KS 9 Grandchildren 9 Great-grandchildren
A Parish Rosary will be recited 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 6th,at the St. Andrews Catholic Church followed by a 10:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Henry Baxa officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to the St. Andrews Catholic Church. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Betty L. Payne)