• Thomas Charles Payne

    7 Jan 2021


  • Thomas Charles Payne

    Thomas Charles Payne, 73, passed away January 7, 2021 at his home in Sedan, Kansas after a brief battle with cancer.  Tom was born February 16, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri to Thomas Edward Payne and Virginia Wanda Morgan Payne. He spent his youth on the family farm in Gardner, Kansas and helped his parents in the family floral business in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Tom was a long distance runner in junior high and high school and continued his love for running throughout his life, running his first marathon when he was 50.  He enjoyed a long career in banking, retiring from The First National Bank of Sedan in 2018. Tom is remembered for his unconditional love for his family and great respect for his fellow man. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Cloud Payne, of the home, daughters Kelley Kaiser, Cindy Neath and husband, Jim Neath, granddaughters Lyndsay McDowell and Zach of Bellevue, Nebraska, Sophie Bowman and husband, Spencer of Overland Park, Kansas, Rhiannon Neath and Madelyn Neath and four great grandchildren, Ayden, Macy, Elyse and Asher McDowell.

    Cremation has taken place and services will be announced at a later date.
    Memorial contributions in Tom’s name made be made to Harry Hynes Hospice and those remembrances may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

    To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.
    Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
     
  • 3 comments

    a good cousin and friend, always pleasant and generous and good to me, his family gave me my first ever real job and many good days working and playing together, loved his laugh, his good humor, and generally enjoyed being with him. He helped raise a lovely family and like his relatives was always working on something of value and creativity. His running and fitness were important to him for sure. we shared with many others a love of the native bird life of Kansas. We also loved the chocolate eclairs across the street from the Westport Payne florist shop and greenhouse. we became much closer the summer of 1951 when I lived with his family on the Gardner farm because of the flood conditions in Kansas City that year. I've always missed him between visits; hoping we might meet again and laugh some more. I loved him and respect and honor his memory.

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    Thank you so much for the kind words, Larry. Tom often reminisced of his days playing with you and of your love of nature. He had many fond memories and I know he will be waiting for us to join him and Sharon and Gaye and many others one day. Love, Sharon

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    Mr. Payne was always so kind and generous. He would always make us laugh he had a great sense of humor. I always so admired how much he loved his wife and daughters and I know he was a great grandfather...Truly a great man. I am so thankful for Mr.Payne and his wonderful family a blessing to everyone they know. I send love and prayers and many condolences to his dear Sharon, Cindy, and Kelley, and their beautiful families. May you rest wrapped in God’s Love Mr.Payne. You will be missed and always remembered with kindness and love.

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