Evelyn Marie Payne

May 22, 1931September 1, 2013

Evelyn Marie Payne, age 82, of Bentonville died Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home with Father Christopher Lemme officiating. Entombment will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at noon at the Front Royal Moose Lodge # 829, 1340 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal, VA 22630. Mrs. Payne was born in Washington, DC on May 22, 1931 a daughter of the late Charles Russell and Florence Myrtle Beall Keller. She was the president and owner of Payne Supply in Front Royal for 42 years. She was a member of the Front Royal Women of the Moose Chapter 1194, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. She was a Past President of the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Business and Professional Women’s Association and was the Treasurer of the Warren County Fair Association. Mrs. Payne was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, John Russell Payne and wife Susan, and Carol Ann Payne Langlais all of Bentonville; her brother, George T. Keller and wife Hilda of Edinburg; her sister, Catherine Louise Brown and husband Jerry of Washington, IN; her grandchildren, John F. Payne, II, and Jamie M. Langlais; numerous nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Dakota and Callie. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John F. Payne in 2004; her brothers, Charles R. Keller, Jr., and Walter B. Keller; and her sister, Elizabeth Ann Knapp. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The Women of the Moose will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. during the visitation. Pallbearers will be Johnny Payne, Todd Keller, Clint Bishop, Danny Langlais, Randy Franken and Mike Garrett. Honorary pallbearers will be Women of the Moose Chapter 1194, Moose Lodge #829, Warren County Fair Association, Wayne Murphy, Charlie Keller, Frankie Payne, George Keller, Jerry Brown, and James Stogdale.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2013

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Keith Pomeroy

September 28, 2013

I just found out today that Mrs Payne passed away, I was in hospital in Winchester when she passed away.She was one of the nicest ladys I ever meet.Hope family finds peace during the sad times.

September 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you Rusty and Carol. I recently lost my mother and it's horrible. I pray you have peace in your hearts.
Katrina Fristoe Clevenger

Frank, Dana & Ashley Horan

September 10, 2013

The Moose will never be the same. You always made us laugh. Rest in peace.

Debbie Sealock

September 9, 2013

Evelyn was an amazing women and touched many hearts i loved her she was always so sweet to me and my kids.... She was good friends with my grandma Shelby . i did not meet a person that did not fall in love with her... So sorry for your loss....She will be sadly missed....

Debbie Sealock

Chris & Garry Henry

September 6, 2013

Carol and family

Sorry to hear about your mom.

In our prayers.

Eugenie Bostrom

September 6, 2013

Evelyn was and is the essence of a life worth living, a life and a soul full of love. She comforted, inspired and and enlivened everyone who she came in contact with. I will miss her dearly. I love you Evelyn and I can never thank you enough for the love that you showed me.

Arlene Payne

September 6, 2013

Aunt Evelyn was a strong woman that I looked up to. She was the one person that you always knew would have your back if you needed her help. She had time for work, family and friends and always something more. She treasured her family. These days, we take for granted the paths that have been tread by those that came before us. Aunt Evelyn balanced work and family at a time when that was not the norm. She was a woman before her time. She had personality, laughed readily, with a touch of spunk. I will miss her.

Kim Darr C D Jenkins

September 6, 2013

Evelyn was one of a kind. We will miss seeing her at the Moose. Prayers for her family and friends.

Vicky Leddy

September 6, 2013

I am going to miss her and the twinkle in her eyes that always seemed to brighten my day.

Donna Weatherholt

September 5, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.