Naomi J. Payne – Colesburg

Jean Payne photoNaomi Jean Payne, 82, of Colesburg, Iowa, died on Sunday, December 20, 2015, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.  She was born on December 20, 1933, in Winthrop, the daughter of Fay and Alice (Polk) Gissel.  Jean was a 1951 graduate of Independence High School.


On December 6, 1952, Jean was united in marriage to Frederick H. Payne.  Seven children were born to this union.  The couple resided in Colesburg for most of their married life.


Jean enjoyed fishing and gardening. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Jean especially enjoyed spending time with her family.


Survivors include six children, Clifford (Carmen) Payne of Edgewood, Terry, Greg, Bruce, Audrey, and Dennis (Tanya) Payne all of Colesburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren with one on the way; one brother, Wilferd (Mary) Gissel of Lake Wood, California; and one sister, Norene Gissel of Mena, Arkansas.


Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick, in 1981; her son Douglas; and siblings, Wyvona Kurtz, Harvey Gissel, Earline Donnelly, Delwin Gissel, Sherilyn Fergeson, and Vernon Gissel.


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Funeral Service:  10:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood.  Officiating: Pastor Joan Thomas


Visitation: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood.  Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.


Interment: Madison Cemetery –  Lamont, Iowa


Casket Bearers:  Kattie Schulte, Luke Payne, Tyler Payne, Skyler Payne, Kaleb Payne, Tanner Payne, Kirstyn Payne