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Shirley Payne

June 23, 2017



Life Sketch for Shirley J. (Anderson) Payne


Shirley Payne, 67, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas.


Born on October 27, 1949 in Overland Park, Kansas to James and Mildred Anderson.


Shirley loved Gods creations especially her dog Hershey as well as birds, plants and flowers. She was a social butterfly herself, never meeting a stranger, always encouraging people everywhere she went.


As a preferred QVC customer Shirley spent many hours thinking about who she could bless with the next appliance. She would often start the next year’s Christmas shopping the day after Christmas looking for the next deal.


“Nana” or   “Mama Shirley”, deeply loved her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her love and joy. 


She is survived by her daughter and son in law: Tammy and Robert Hall of Houston, Texas; two sisters: Patty Jewett and Debbie Anderson; brother in law: Mitch Jewett; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents: James and Mildred Anderson; and a sister: Sandy Richey.


A public gathering and viewing is scheduled for Monday, June 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will be present to greet friends and family.


Shirley was devoted to her faith and love of Jesus Christ. She was a source of encouragement and joy and stood firm in her beliefs throughout her own journey. Her family will miss her and were richly blessed to have her in their lives. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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  1. I did not know Shirley personally but Karen Fanshier was my sister. She always spoke very kindly of Shirley. And I knew her friendship was a lot of comfort to Karen. My sincerest sympathy to family and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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