Dixie Lee Payne, nee Halbert, of Steelville, MO, was born on Sunday, October 30, 1921 in Steelville, MO to Edward Harrington Halbert and Martha “Alice” Edwards Halbert. She passed away at Steelville Senior Living on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the age of 99 years, 2 months and 2 days.
Dixie attended Westover School. She married Kenneth William Payne on October 30, 1940 in Salem, MO and to this union one daughter was born. She accepted the Lord as her Savior and was a member of First Baptist Church in Steelville, MO. Dixie enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and sewing. She was a people person and was a very hard worker. She and Kenneth owned and operated Payne Canoe Rental for 30 years. Most of all, Dixie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Alice Halbert; husband Kenneth William Payne; infant son William Daniel Payne; brothers Earl (Ada) Halbert, Leroy Bernard "Doc" (Ina) Halbert, T. (LaVerna) Halbert and two infant brothers Carl Thomas Halbert and Frankie Halbert; half sister Helen (Clyde) Hinch; parents-in-law Ed and Ella Mae Payne; brothers-in-law Gerald (Rebel) Payne and Harry Payne and sister-in-law Edith (Bill) Coppedge.
She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Warren) Hendrix of Steelville, MO; granddaughter Michelle “Shelly” (Allen) Hogeboom of Bourbon, MO; great grandchildren Will Olms and Ashley Turnbough both of Steelville, MO; great great grandchildren Ella, Adisyn and Oaklee Olms; step great great grandchildren Rhett and Reid Conaway; special friend Jim Quinton of Cuba, MO who she raised as a son; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation was from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO. Funeral Service immediately followed at 1:00 PM with Rev. Jerry Beers and Pastor Mike Mounce officiating. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, MO. Memorials were suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO.
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