OBITUARY

Carol Lee Payne

April 6, 1949June 28, 2020
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Carol Lee Payne, of Eudora, Kansas went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 28th at her home surrounded by her family.

Carol was born on April 6, 1949 in Osawatomie, Kansas to Harold Eugene Farris, and Martha Lorraine Farris, both deceased. She was the fifth of 11 children and preceded in passing by her siblings: Les Farris and Eugene Farris. She is survived by siblings, Jean Lile, Connie Deffenbaugh, Leona Snyder, Mary Schmale, Bill Jackson, Grace Plummer, Betty Hendrickson, and Richard Farris. Carol is survived by her beloved husband Robert (Bob) Payne, of Eudora, Kansas; her children Dale (Tammy) Morgan, Edgerton, Kansas, Tim (Allison) Morgan, Natchitoches, Louisiana, Heather (Barry) Fox, Topeka, Kansas, Tammy (Ronnie) Rogers, Gardner, Kansas, Patty (Kirk) Hickman, Olathe, Kansas, and Lisa (John) Davis, Spring Hill, Kansas; her grandchildren Ashley, Tyler, Dylan, Cody, Ryan, Chris, Curtis, Megan, and Matthew; and her 19 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1967. She then continued her education at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1973. She continued working as a nurse over the next 40 years. She truly lived by her favorite nursing quote: “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul, and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

She was a devoted member of Life Mission Church. She loved Jesus and raised Him every day up until she could not speak. Carol had such a loving and self-sacrificing spirit. She often put others needs before her own. She enjoyed spending time with her family and often traveled across the country to spend time with them. Carol had a beautiful voice and often sang at the local VFW and at family gatherings. To many, she will be remembered as a beautiful, fun, and spunky person. She had the voice of an angel, was a witty, wine drinking, and much-loved person. She lived life large and was adventurous. She made those who met her for the first time feel loved. Her heart was as big as the sky and wanted everyone to love and get along and be at peace.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Life Mission Church (16111 S. Lone Elm Road, Olathe, Kansas). It will be immediately followed by the funeral service from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, (13901 South Black Bob Rd), Olathe, Kansas. Memorials may be given to Life Mission Church 16111 South Lone Elm Road Olathe, Kansas 66062.

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, Governor Kelly has issued a mandatory mask in public places. Condolences may be offered at www.McGilley-Frye.com

  • FAMILY

  • Harold Eugene Farris, Father (deceased)
  • Martha Lorraine (Fields) Farris, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert Ellis Payne, Husband
  • Jean Lile, Sister
  • Connie Deffenbough, Sister
  • Leona Snyder, Sister
  • Mary Schmale, Sister
  • Bill Jackson, Brother
  • Grace Plummer, Sister
  • Betty Hendrickson, Sister
  • Richard Farris, Brother
  • Eugene Farris, Brother (deceased)
  • Les Farris, Brother (deceased)
  • Dale Morgan (Tammy), Son
  • Tim Morgan (Allison), Son
  • Heather Fox (Barry), Daughter
  • Tammy Rogers (Ronnie), Daughter
  • Patty Hickman (Kirk), Daughter
  • Lisa Davis (John), Daughter
  • Ashley, Granddaughter
  • Tyler, Grandson
  • Dylan, Grandson
  • Cody, Grandson
  • Ryan, Grandson
  • Chris, Grandson
  • Curtis, Grandson
  • Megan, Granddaughter
  • Matthew, Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Morgan, Pallbearer
  • Cody Fox, Pallbearer
  • Bill Jackson, Pallbearer
  • Rich Van Lerberg III, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Smith, Pallbearer
  • Curtis Rogers, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Morgan, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Richard Van Lerberg IV, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, July 3, 2020

Memories

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Elizabeth Peters

July 2, 2020

I remember most how Carol spoke fondly of her grandchildren every time we met. She was a Happy Spirit that radiated kindness and love for all her family🌸.

Kyle & Debbie Deere

July 1, 2020

Heather, Barry, & Cody,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. Please know that we are sending you peace & love during this difficult time ❤

Deb Stoker

July 1, 2020

Bob, my heart breaks for you. You and Carol have had so much fun traveling and loving each other. I’m glad you got to have the time of your life these past years. Carol always brings a smile to my face when I think about her. She was the life of the party and the sweetest person I knew. She will be missed dearly but I will carry her memories in my heart. Hugs and prayers, Deb.

Joyce Rogers

July 1, 2020

Bob I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much of a pain you are going through but remember your family is there for you , lean on them for help an guidance. Gary an my thoughts an prayers are with you. May Carol RIP

Shirlela King

July 1, 2020

She always had a smile on her face!! She will be sorrily missed. My heart breaks for her family and all of us who called her our friend. Prayers for all🙏🙏🙏

Gail Cheatham

June 30, 2020

Carol and I have been friends for over 20-years and I deeply miss her, but will continue to hold our memories in my heart. My husband Danny, Bob, Carol, and I called ourselves the Fab 4 and over the last 10-years enjoyed life to the fullest. My favorite memory of Carol is when Danny talked her into ziplining through Branson. We screamed, laughed, and afterwards drank margarites. As she became ill, I kept a promise I made along time ago to Carol.
I am thankful she is no longer in pain and are with loved ones. Danny and I will continue to pray for your beloved family and promise to take Bob to karaoke at the VFW.
Thank you for being my lifelong friend
I love you my sweet Carol

Carol Haswell

June 29, 2020

Bob, I am sending all my love & prayers to you and your family. I adored Carol and will miss her dearly. She was the most spunky, loving, and honest person I’ve had the pleasure to know!
💗, Carol Haswell

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Biography

Carol was born on April 6, 1949, in Osawatomie, Kansas to Harold Eugene Farris, and Martha Lorraine Farris, both deceased. She was the fifth of 11 children and preceded in passing by her siblings: Les Farris and Eugene Farris. She is survived by siblings, Jean Lile, Connie Deffenbaugh, Leona Snyder, Mary Schmale, Bill Jackson, Grace Plummer, Betty Hendrickson, and Richard Farris. Carol is survived by her beloved husband Robert (Bob) Payne, of Eudora, Kansas; her children Dale (Tammy) Morgan, Edgerton, Kansas, Tim (Allison) Morgan, Natchitoches, Louisiana, Heather (Barry) Fox, Topeka, Kansas, Tammy (Ronnie) Rogers, Gardner, Kansas, Patty (Kirk) Hickman, Olathe, Kansas, and Lisa (John) Davis, Spring Hill, Kansas; her grandchildren Ashley, Tyler, Dylan, Cody, Ryan, Chris, Curtis, Megan, and Matthew; and her 19 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1967. She then continued her education at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1973. She continued working as a nurse over the next 40 years. She truly lived by her favorite nursing quote: “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul, and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

She was a devoted member of Life Mission Church. She loved Jesus and raised Him every day up until she could not speak. Carol had such a loving and self-sacrificing spirit. She often put others needs before her own. She enjoyed spending time with her family and often traveled across the country to spend time with them. Carol had a beautiful voice and often sang at the local VFW and family gatherings. To many, she will be remembered as a beautiful, fun, and spunky person. She had the voice of an angel, was a witty, wine drinking, and much-loved person. She lived life large and was adventurous. She made those who met her for the first time feel loved. Her heart was as big as the sky and wanted everyone to love and get along and be at peace.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Life Mission Church (16111 S. Lone Elm Road, Olathe, Kansas). It will be immediately followed by the funeral service from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, (13901 South Black Bob Rd), Olathe, Kansas. Memorials may be given to Life Mission Church 16111 South Lone Elm Road Olathe, Kansas 66062.

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, Governor Kelly has issued a mandatory mask in public places.

Condolences may be offered at www.McGilley-Frye.com