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