Frances Ann (Halferty) Payne

Date of Death: 12-21-2019
Burial: Community of Smithville Memorial Cemetery
Funeral Service : 12-27-2019

Frances Ann (Halferty) Payne

Frances Ann (Halferty) Payne, 92, of Prairie Village, KS formerly of Lawrence, KS passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019.

She was born on February 4, 1928 to Herschel Harold and Frances (Griffin) Halferty in Kansas City, MO. Ann grew up in Paradise, MO, graduated from Smithville High School and attended William Jewell College. 

 On August 25, 1946 she was united in marriage to Robert D. Payne, Sr. After their marriage they lived in Liberty, MO, Longmeadow, MA, in 1958 they moved to Lawrence, KS and in 1975 moved to Prairie Village, KS where they made their home. Bob passed away on July 1, 2015.

Ann was a member of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. She was a very active community member in both Lawrence and Prairie Village serving on various boards and organizations. Ann supported and participated in sports and outdoor activities. She was a loving homemaker, devoted wife and mother. 

 She was also preceded in death by her parents H.H. Halferty and Frances (Griffin) Halferty; son William H. Payne; and brothers Walter Halferty and Frank Halferty.

Ann is survived by son Robert Dale Payne, Jr. and wife Penny Coyne Payne; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services: 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 27th at Village Presbyterian Church, Prairie Village, KS

Private family burial will be held at Smithville Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower


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