In Remembrance of Nina Payton
Date of Death: 12-13-2019
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery
Funeral Service : 12-18-2019
Nina Norris Payton, 96 of Smithville, MO passed away, Friday, December 13, 2019.
She was born on July 31, 1923 to Leonard Singleton and Lura Elizabeth (Cooper) Norris. Nina graduated from Osburn High School in 1941.
Nina was united in marriage to Willard David Payton, Jr. After the war, they made their home in the Smithville area. Her husband preceded her in death in 1993.Nina was a seamstress, teacher and catered weddings for many years. She and her husband owned and operated Payton Tops Industries in North Kansas City. Nina was the author of two children’s books illustrated by her nephew, Doug Ransdell.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, twelve brothers and sisters; and her daughter, Elizabeth Blackwell.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Payton-Newell; grandchildren, David Blackwell, Aaron Blackwell, Micah Newell, Monica Newell, and Matthew Newell; several great-grandchildren; sister, Zanna Awdey; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 18th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville, MO with visitation one-hour prior.
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Plattsburg, MO.
Donations may be made to Hixson-Klein Funeral Home.