July 4, 2022

Ralph B. Payne


Ralph B. Payne, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. He was born on May 2, 1923 in Larned, Kansas, the son of Edward Barnett & Viola Belle Butler Payne. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1933 moving from Sublette, Kansas, he was a Pharmacist Assistant and Clerk at Van Antwerp Drug Store in Scott City, Kansas.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and VFW in Scott City and was a past City Council Member of Scott City, Kansas. He was a US Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII serving in the 79th Aerodrome Squadron.

On June 2, 1946 he married Dee J. Unruh in Scott City, Kansas. She passed away on July 10, 1996 in Scott City, Kansas. On March 7, 1998 he married Willetta Dirks Ullom in Montezuma, Kansas. She survives. 

Survivors include his Wife – Willetta Payne of Scott City, Kansas, Two Sons – Steve & Valyndia Payne of Scott City, Kansas, Bill & Lynette Payne of Pueblo, Colorado, One Daughter – Janice & Darren Wright of Amarillo, Texas, One Step Daughter – Kim & Garrett Panzer of Lakin, Kansas, Nine Grandchildren and Fourteen Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, One Wife – Dee, One Son – Robert Payne and One Brother – Wally Payne. 

Funeral Services will be held at the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 with Pastor Scott Wagner & Pastor Chris Gorman presiding.

Memorials may be given to the Ralph B. Payne Memorial Fund % Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.

Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.