Annabelle Payne

November 23, 1933 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 86)


Annabelle Payne, 86 year old Morris resident passed away on January 20, 2020 in Tulsa. She was born November 23, 1933 in Checotah, Oklahoma to John and Lue Vena Karr. She was one of eight children. She graduated from Checotah High School in 1951. After being introduced by her sister Patsy, Annabelle married Clyde Payne in 1952. In 1966, they moved to Morris, Oklahoma where she lived the remainder of her life.

She often spoke of her years selling Avon. She enjoyed sewing, meeting weekly with the Gas City Sewing Club where she sewed and Wayne and Rodney enjoyed the lunch the ladies provided. She was known for baking special cakes for family birthdays. She was active in the Baptist church where she was a leader for Girls in Action, and cared for children in the nursery. Until her decline in health, she especially loved attending church activities. Annabelle also loved get-togethers with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Annabelle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde; her brothers, Robert and Richard Karr; her sisters, Billie Amoruso, Gloria “Susie” Trusley, and Patsy Patterson. She is survived by her children, Wayne Payne and his wife Donna of Morris, Rodney Payne and his wife Joan of Stillwater, and Regina Payne of Morris; her grandchildren, Matthew Payne and his wife Brandy of Morris, Jessica Payne of St. Louis, Aundy Duclos and her husband Isaac of Morris, Justin Payne of Morris, and Danielle Payne of Morris; great grandchildren, Emma Duclos, Alex Duclos, and Aurora Payne, all of Morris; a sister, Bobbie Lerblance of Checotah; a sister, Mary and brother-in-law, Bill Morgan of Hugo, a brother-in-law, Juney Patterson of Oklahoma City; along with many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Trinity Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Johnny Trusley, Matthew Payne, Larry Johnson, Isaac Duclos, Justin Payne, and Andy Lerblance.


Friday, January 24, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Checotah Funeral Chapel
211 W Okmulgee
Checotah, OK 74426

Family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Trinity Baptist Church
830 W Ozark Street
Morris, OK 74445


Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Checotah Cemetery

Checotah, OK 74426

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