Carl Payne


July 6, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Carl E. Payne age, 79, of Colony died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth.
He was born, April 23, 1932, in LaHarpe, to George Albert and Hazel (Colgin) Payne. He grew up in LaHarpe until his family moved to the Colony area when he was around 11.  He attended Star Country School near Colony. Following school he worked in the local oil fields. 
On July 14, 1952, he married Shirley McGhee in Iola. In 1953, Carl entered the U.S. Army serving in Italy with the Corps of Engineers until his discharge in 1954. He returned to Colony where he worked in the oil fields until going to work at the grain elevator in Colony for 15 years. Carl then worked as a maintenance man at AmPro in Le Roy until his retirement. He enjoyed working in his garden, hunting and fishing and telling stories about hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Steven and his wife, Debbie, Alsea, Ore.; two daughters, Sharon Layne and her husband, Ron Poffenbarger, Iola, and Annette Crawford, Colony; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alberta Crone, Pawnee Rock, and Madge Leatherman, Chanute; four brothers, Homer and his wife, Marilyn, Iola, Robert and his wife, Rosella, LaHarpe, Floyd, Pittsburg, and Harold and his wife, Patsy, Colony.    
Carl was preceded in death by a brother, George  Jr.
Funeral services will be  at 10 a.m. Thursday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Colony. Burial will be in the Colony Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials to Colony First Responders may be left at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left

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