Philip "Ron" Payne, 88, Independence, Kansas passed away on Monday March 7, 2016 at Wilson County Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the V.F.W. Post # 1186 on March 20, 2016 at 2PM; everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations to the V.F.W. Post # 1186 are appreciated.
Ron was born September 5, 1927 in Neodesha, Kansas to Philip R. and Martha (Mawson) Payne. He attended local schools and Pittsburg State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics. Ron was also a veteran of the United States Army. Ron was employed as an Engineer in the Aero Space and Petroleum Industry.
He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Independence, V.F.W Post # 1186, American Legion and Independence Country Club. Ron enjoyed playing golf and played the trumpet in the Army Band and later played Jazz in local area bands
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Rita Payne. Survivors include his daughter, Debra and husband Jerry Horner, Sand Springs, OK; two grandsons, Peder Horner, M.D. and wife Holly, Denver, CO; Todd and wife Cicily Horner, Sand Springs, OK and two great-grandchildren Hannah and Bennett Horner, Denver, CO.
Arrangements by Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.