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Joy Porter Payne

d. June 9, 2017



Dateline:  Wichita, Kansas


Joy Leuna (Porter) Payne, 88, died on Friday, June 9th at Christ Care Home Plus in Wichita, Kansas.


Joy was born on April 21, 1929 to Carl and Agnes (Davidson) Porter in Newton, Kansas. She was one of eleven children.


Joy was a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell.  She was immaculate in all aspects of her life.  Always dressed to perfection and enjoyed nice clothes and jewelry. She was a classy and unique lady. She took impeccable care of her home and possessions.  Most importantly, she was a person of great faith whom deeply loved her grandchildren and family. Her kindness, and love touched and blessed the lives of those around her.


She is survived by her son and his wife: Jason and Marcella Payne of Wichita; and siblings: Wayne Porter, Bernice Winsky and Esther Israel; and five grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl and Agnes Porter; six sisters and two brothers.


Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 14th at the First Baptist Church in Newton.  A public visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends and family from 6:00-8:00 p.m. that evening. A graveside committal service will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Pastor Chip Bungard will be the presiding pastor.


A memorial has been set up for First Baptist Church, 200 W. 6th, Newton, Kansas 67114 (316-283- 3610).



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