Some Payne and Payne Related Obituaries From Some Kansas Newspapers
Descendants of Alexander F. Payne of Baxter County, Arkansas

Wichita (KS) Eagle Tuesday April 21, 1964 William T. Abner
Services for William T. Abner, 79, of 868(??) S. Millard who died Saturday will be at 3 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cuthertson Chapel. Burial will be a Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Leavenworth (KS) Times May 18, 1962 Friday
Sgt. Richard Boyd Killed in Kenya
S. Sgt Richard E. Boyd, son of Mrs. Eileen M. Borden, RR 2, was one of the victims of a U.S. transport plane crash Thursday near Nairobi, Kenya, the Associated Press reported today.
Boyd was one of the men listed by the Air Force as missing but (witnesses) from the scene said all were killed.
The plane was a contingency craft enroute to the Nairobi tracking station for a manned satellite flight now set for early next week.
A cargo transport plane would seek out the astronauts capsule in case the capsule came down in the planes area instead of where planned. Sargent Boyd’s father, Robert E Boyd is of Wichita.

Wilson County (KS) Citizen 9/15/1983 Thursday
Ada May Payne
Mrs. Tom (Ada May) Payne, 70, of 231 N 6th St., died this morning at St. Margaret’s Mercy Hospital. Services are pending but will be under Timmons Funeral Home.
Ada Mae (yes spelled with an E there) Payne
Ada Mae Payne, 70, a resident of Fredonia died Thursday at St. Margaret’s Mercy Hospital.
She was born September 9, 1913 at Fredonia a daughter of Christopher (Boyd) Cather.
She married Tom Payne November 1, 1933 at Fredonia.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Christian church. Survivors are her husband of the home; one son Howard of Topeka; daughter Vina Carr of Blue Mound; seven sisters Doris Smith, Yola Kingsbury, and Wilma Cather all of Fredonia; Viola Taylor and Thelma Nichols, Neodesha; Elveta Arnold, Lebanon, Ore. & Edith Powell of Lafontaine; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

Wilson County (KS) Citizen 10/3/1983 Monday
Ellen Bentley
Ellen V. Bentley, 73, a resident of Altoona, died Friday September 30 at the Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha.
Born March 5, 1910 in Baxter County, Arkansas, she was a daughter of Robert and Mary (Hamilton) Payne.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Altoona.
On October 27, 1930, she was married to Leo Bentley & he preceded her in death March 2, 1983.
Survivors are one son, James Bentley of Altoona, one daughter Joyce Bentley of Altoona; three brothers Arville Payne, Fredonia, Estal Payne, Herford, AZ, and Ephy Payne of Smithville, Missouri; one sister Inez Brinkley, Fredonia; five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren
Funeral services were Monday October 3 at 10 am in the First Baptist Church of Altoona with Rev. Charles Whisnant off. Burial was at High Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Timmons Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established in her name at the First Baptist Church, Altoona.

Wilson County (KS) Citizen 3/3/1983 Thursday
Leo Bentley
Leo Bentley, 74, resident of Altoona died Wednesday March 2, at the Wilson County Hospital in Neodesha.
He was born September 3, 1908 at Claremore, Oklahoma the son of Joseph and Sadie (Cox) Bentley. He was married to Ellen Payne October 27, 1930 at Eureka. She survives of the home.
He was a construction worker and member of the First Baptist Church of Altoona
Other survivors include one son, James of Altoona; one daughter Joyce Bentley of St. Joseph, Missouri; two brothers John and Joe of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters Mary Sargent of Hutchinson and Viola Appelton of Miss.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Altoona with Rev. Charles Whisnant officiating. Interment will be at the High Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Timmons Funeral Home.

Wilson County (KS) Citizen 5/5/2003 Monday
Veola Payne
Veola H. Payne, 91, a resident of Gran Villas of Fredonia and a native of Benedict, died Thursday, May 1, 2003 at Fredonia Regional Hospital
She was born May 2, 1911 in Benedict a daughter of Robert H and Clara Belle (Tarter) Harris. She was a graduate of Benedict High School.
She had been employed at Cook’s Department Store and as a dental assistant for Dr. H. L. Davis.
On November 25, 1931 in Yates Center, she married Arvell Ellis Payne and he did April 23, 1984. She was a member of the High Prairie Methodist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Wayne Payne of Wichita, Richard Payne of Benedict, Max Payne of Fort Worth, Texas and Larry Payne of Fredonia; two daughters, Patsy Hall of Anthony and Viona Bumgarner of Fall River; eighteen grandchildren, 50 great-great grandchildren and 13 great=great grandchildren.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday May 5th at the High Prairie Cemetery with Rev Glen Benefield of the Buxton Christian Church officiating. Timmons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Regional Health Care Foundation and sent to the funeral home.

Wilson County (KS) Citizen 4/26/1984 Thursday
Arvell Ellis Payne, 78, a resident of Fredonia, died April 23, at St. Margaret’s Mfercy Hospital where he was a patient.
Born September 5, 1905 at Mountain Home, Arkansas, a son of Robert and Mary (Hamilton) Payne.
He was a farmer by profession.
On November 24, 1931, he married Veola Harris at Yates Center and she survives at the home.
Also surviving are four sons, Wayne of Wichita, Richard of Benedict, Max of Ft. Leavenworth, Larry of Fredonia; two daughters Patsy Hall of Anthony and Viona Bumgarner of Fall River; two brothers Estal of Hereford, Arizona and Ephy Payne of Smithville, Missouri; one sister Inez Brinkley of Fredonia; eighteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Timmons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Jack Gregory and Rev Marilyn Gregory officiating
A memorial has been established in his name with the Arthritis Foundation.

Fredonia (KS) Daily Herald 6/17/1970
Services for Mary Payne
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Payne, 90, passed away at 1:40 p.m. on June 16, 1970 at St. Margaret’s mercy Hospital in Fredonia. She had been a resident of the High Prairie Community since 1920 and the Fredonia Rest Home for the past three years.
She was born October 19, 1879 in Sparta, Tennessee and was the daughter of Sam and Lucy Hamilton. She was united in marriage in 1896 at Mountain Home, Arkansas to Robert Payne who preceded her in death April 18, 1949.
Survivors include three sons Arvell Payne of Fredonia, Ephy Payne of Kansas City and Estal Payne of Harverd, Neb.; two daughters Mrs. Inez Brinkly of Fredonia, and Mrs. Ellen Bentley of Lubbock, Texas; nineteen grandchildren and fifty two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday June 19, at 2 p.m. at the Cason-Knickerbacker Funeral Home with Rev. George Almquist of the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia officiating. Interment will be at the High Prairie Cemetery.

Altoona (KS) Tribune 8/7/1941 Thursday
Lightning Bolt Kills Girl, 12
Betty Lou Payne Struck At Home near Roper Friday
Lightening kidded a 12 year-old girl near Roper Friday afternoon about 3 o’clock when a bolt struck down Betty Lou Payne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Payne, who live northwest of Roper, as she played in the yard of her home.
Betty Lou, her brother Dale, and another girl, Marjorie Schmeissner, were all in the yard when the bold struck. Marjorie was six feet away from Betty Lou but suffered no ill effects. Later she complained a little of her ears hurting.
The child was near a tree about 20 feet from the house when the lightning struck. A neighbor, Ray Scott, heard the crash and was the first to reach the stricken child. Dr. Riley of Benedict was called and the girl’s father was notified at the Benedict Elevator where he is employed.
Dr. Riley’s examination disclosed that the only marks on the girl were two small purple spots on the right side of her throat.
Betty is survived by her parents and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at a place not yet determined. The Rev. Ed Reinhardt of Fredonia will be in charge of the burial. Chanute Tribune August 2

Wichita (KS) Eagle 1/24/69 Friday
Mrs. William Abner
Services for Mrs. Mabel E. Abner, 75, of 6147 S. Ellis, who died Wednesday, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cochran Mortuary. Burial will be at Resthaven Garden of Memory.
Born at Jefferson City, Missouri, she came to Wichita in 1926 from Luray, Kansas. She was a member of Westside Christian Church. Her husband, William died in 1964.
Survivors include a son, Henry, Valley Center; a daughter Louise Howe, Goddard; a brother Erie Ward, Osborne, Kansas; a sister Mrs. Myrtle Jahnke, Topeka.

Wilson County (KS) Citizen 7/7/2005 Thursday
James L. Bentley, 73 a resident of Altoona, died Tuesday July 5, 2005, at his home.
He was born in White Deer, Texas, May 7, 1932 to Leo and Ellen (Payne) Bentley and graduated from Benedict High School in 1951.
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served with the Kansas Army National Guard, he was a life-Long resident of the Wilson County and worked for Fredonia Co-op, Archer-Daniel-Midland, Benedict Rock Crusher, USD 387 and as Wilson County Noxious Weed Supervisor, while also being a local business owner of the Bentley Garment Care Center. He also founded and led the local metal detector club.
In August 1953, he married Donna Vining at High Prairie Methodist Church and she survives at the home.
Additional survivors include one son, Bruce Bentley of Neodesha; two daughters Susan Reeves of Neodesha, and Janet Bentley of Lindale, Texas; one sister Joyce Bentley of Erie; three grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Services were told today, July 7 at the Neodesha Church of God in Neodesha, Rev. Dale Coble officiating. Burial with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 5962, Neodesha, and VFW Post No. 3018, Fredonia, were in the High Prairie Cemetery under the direction of the Penwell Gable Loren Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Neodesha Church of the Nazarene Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be sent to the funeral home at 704 Indiana, Neodesha, Kansas 66757