Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Phyllis G. Payne

Phyllis G. Payne, age 94, of Shelby, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Willows at Willard.

She was born May 13, 1920 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Ura and Metta (Ledman) Klein. Phyllis was a 1938 graduate of Shelby High School and worked at Wilkins Air Force Depot in Shelby until its closing. She then transferred to the Newark Air Force Base from which she retired. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church and volunteered for 20 years as an AARP tax preparer. Phyllis loved to knit, having made thousands of baby hats, blankets, sweaters and Christmas stockings.

She is survived by her sons: Roger (Mary Ann) Payne and Bob (Sue Ann) Payne both of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Randy (Lisa) Payne, Tammy (Mark) Gwirtz, Kevin (Kim) Payne, Tracy (Rick) Yakey, and Stacy (Sean) Miller; 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ned E. Payne in 1990.

Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 12 Noon – 2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held at 2 PM conducted by Rev. Dr. Edna Stahl. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. To leave a message of sympathy or to share a memory with the Payne family, please visit


Memories & Condolence

  1. Dean & Jane Johnston says:

    Roger and Bob,

    We are deeply saddened by the news of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. May the memories of Phyllis help you find peace. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Dean and Jane Johnston

  2. Rebecca (Payne) & Peter Bess says:

    Shelby Paynes,

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Phyllis’s passing. I will miss her. Comforted to know she and Unvle Ned are together again. Lots of love to all of you at this difficult time.

    Rebecca and Peter Bess

  3. Shauna Payne says:

    To the Shelby family-
    Aunt Phyllis was a very special lady, and while she will be greatly missed, I’m sure Uncle Ned is glad to have her home. My thoughts and love are with you all.

    Shauna Payne

  4. Colleen Payne and Beau Meyer says:

    We are sending our healing thoughts and prayers to the entire Payne family.
    Colleen Payne and Beau Meyer

  5. Jarrod Clabaugh says:

    Dearest Paynes –
    Words will fail to express the sorrow I wish I could share over Phyllis’ passing. She was an energetic and lively spirit whose character and joie de vivre infected everyone she touched. She lived fully and loved wholly. She treasured you all, and she left the world in stitches of laughter. Hold tight to the hilarity of her being to the memory of her amazing laugh. Hold fast to the knowledge that her spirit is at rest and waiting for you with Ned and all those you’ve loved and lost. Heaven gained a mighty angel who will continue to watch over you all. You’re all in my thoughts and prayer. Much love.

  6. Margie Parsons Earick says:

    Roger and Mary Ann, Bob and Sue,
    my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. will keep you all in my prayers.

  7. Elizabeth Ellis Watkins says:

    My sincere sympathy to the Payne family. I remember the fun times on Plum Ave. as a child climbing Payne’s tree….and remember Phyllis, Ned and the sons fondly. Hugs to everyone. Lots of good, good memories as I think back and remember with love..Phyllis Payne.

  8. Nancy Carlson Hawk says:

    so sorry for your loss. I remember spending a lot of time with your mom and dad when we were younger. Sounds like she had a long productive life.

  9. Sue & Al Vogel says:

    We are sorry to read of your loss. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all

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