Karen Payne 1943-2021
Karen Sue Payne, 77, Hoyt, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at the Onaga Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Feb. 27, 1943, at Wamego, the daughter of Willard F. “Bud” and Edna Cox Noland.
Mrs. Payne had worked at several restaurants and later painted houses with husband Tom.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Hoyt and later the First Baptist Church at Holton.
She married Kenneth M. Bryan. They divorced and he preceded her in death. She married Tom J. Payne on Oct. 11, 1974, at Hoyt. He died Feb. 21, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Bobby Muller; and a brother-in-law, Fritz Dillner.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Bryan and wife Kellie, Hoyt, and Kevin Bryan, in Washington; two daughters, Kimberly Muller, Mayetta, and Shay West and husband Eric, Burlingame; a brother, Willard F. Noland Jr. and wife Hedy, Holton; a sister, Barbara Dillner, Hoyt; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Burial will follow in Hoyt Cemetery. Please wear a mask at the service. There will be no other calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440.