Jens W. Payne, 91, of Sweet Springs, formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born August 11, 1918, in Forest City, he was the son of the late James William Payne and Lillian Mary Knudson Payne. He had lived in Marshall most of his life, moving from Oregon, Mo., when he was a young boy, and had lived in Sweet Springs since February of 2005. He had worked at International Shoe Company. He was a Christian.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Payne and Bertha Payne; three brothers, Corbin Payne, Godfrey Payne and Marvin Payne; and one stepsister, Mary Payne.