Archive for Thursday, December 2, 2004


December 2, 2004


Graveside services for Arthur Henry Payne, 71, Eudora, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Stony Point Cemetery north of Baldwin City. Mr. Payne died Nov. 25, 2004, at Kansas City, Kansas.

He was born May 6, 1933, at Lawrence, the son of Murton and Edith (Garner) Payne. He graduated from Lawrence High School. He currently was attending classes at Johnson County Community College working on a degree in Automotive Engineering.

He married Geraldine Baker Sept. 11, 1960. They divorced.

He served in the United Stated Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Dr. Pepper in Lawrence and later became a union carpenter for Local No. 2279. He worked for the University of Kansas and later for the City of Lawrence water department. He currently was a security officer for the Yale Enforcement Services, Belleville, Ill., and was contracted by the Old Dominion Freight Line in Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of the Eudora Assembly of God.

Survivors include one son, Sheldon Payne and his wife, Tina, Eudora; one daughter, Corina Payne, Eudora; one sister, Donna Thomas and her husband, Martin, Baldwin City; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by twin daughters, Charlotte and Cynthia Payne, two sisters, Shirley Lee and Gladys McAlexander, and one brother, Jack Payne.

He was cremated. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post No. 6654, De Soto, or to the Boys and Girls Club, Lawrence, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


A Celebration of LIfe for Eliza Mae Fortner, age one, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Southern Baptist Church, Lawrence. Eliza died Nov. 28, 2004, at her parent's home in Lawrence.

She was born Nov. 11, 2003, at Lawrence, the daughter of Nathan Andrew and Jessica Thomas Fortner. She was a dedicated member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Lawrence.

Survivors include her parents, paternal grandparents, Joyce Elaine and James Lee Fortner, Colwich, maternal grandparents, Mary Ann and Francis Marion Thomas, Lawrence, maternal great-grandmother, Alice Miller, Bolivar, Mo., and one aunt, Alica Thomas, Lawrence.

Burial will be at Stony Point Cemetery in rural Vinland. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. The casket will remain closed. Friends and relatives may pay their respects at the Lawrence Funeral Chapel on Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Medical Fund for Eliza Fortner, the National Children's Cancer Society, or the First Southern Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel, PO Box 1516, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Funeral services for G. Wayne Flory, 80, Baldwin, will be today at 10 a.m. at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meeting House. Mr. Flory died Nov. 28, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 16, 1924, at Baldwin, the son of Harve and Elsie (Shuler) Flory. He lived on the farm of his birth all his life. He owned and operated a dairy farm until his retirement in 1991. He served on the DHIA dairy board, the Farm Bureau Board and the O'Connell Youth Ranch Board. He served for 30 years as a founding board member of Rural Water District No. 2. He also was a founding member of the Lawrence Flying Club. He drove a school bus for three years after his retirement.

He married Lois Mae Kinzie April 18, 1945, at Sawyer. She survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Stanley Flory, Baldwin, Mike Flory and Steve Flory, both of Lawrence, and Paul Flory, Baldwin, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Flory and a nephew Eldon Flory.

Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Baldwin Care Center and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Services for Grace Roseann Long, 71, Baldwin, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Light House Baptist Church in Baldwin. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Abilene, Texas.

Mrs. Long died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Phoenix, where she graduated from high school. She moved to Lubbock, Texas, and then to Fair Oaks Ranh in Vidor, Texas. She moved to Abilene, Texas, in 1960, where she resided until she had a stroke Feb. 9. She then moved to Baldwin to live near her daughter.

She married Ralph C. Long. He died earlier.

Survivors include a son, Ralph "Jigger" Long, Abilene, Texas; two daughters, Rebecca Suzanne "Suzy" Johnson, Jackson, Ohio, and Rachel Lucinda "Lucy" Glover, Lawrence; a brother, Glenn Karr, Salem, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Baldwin Care Center, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.

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