Date of Death: 02-12-2021
Funeral Service : 02-20-2021
Audrey Holdsworth-Payne, 73 of Gladstone, MO passed away, Friday, February 12, 2021.
She was born on May 20, 1947 to Nash Mark and Mary Ann (Russell) Meares in Kansas City. Audrey grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School with honors. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Language in Literature with a minor in Education from UMKC. She earned her Master’s Degree from University of Kansas.
Audrey was teacher at North Kansas City School District and retired as the head of English Department. During her time at North Kansas City she wrote the dissemination grant for Missouri Department of Education and which created Gifted Education Programs for the State.
She was preceded in death by parents.
Audrey is survived by her daughter, JoCatherine Prisby and husband, Robert; granddaughter, ViviAnne; sister, Charlotte Meares; life-partner, Steven H. Brown; other relatives and many friends.
Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Donations may be made to JoCatherine Prisby for a Scholarship Fund for the North Kansas City School District.