Maxine Mae Payton, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend died on Friday, July 27, 2012. She is now home with the Lord.

Maxine Mae Payton, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend died on Friday, July 27, 2012. She is now home with the Lord.

 Arthur and Gwendolyn Chinn brought Maxine into the world on May 29, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo. She lived most of her adult life in Independence. Loving, caring, strong, determined, dignified and organized – all describe her character. Married to Dean Payton for 63 years, Maxine will be remembered by many for 27 years in Human Relations with the JC Penney Co., 50 years as an active member of United Methodist Women, 11 years as a docent for the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, and for riding thousands of miles across America on the back of her husband’s motorcycle (mostly scared beyond belief!). To her family and closest friends, she will be remembered for her lessons of deep and abiding care for aging elders, boundless love for the children in her extended family, and modeling the roles of matriarch and steadfast friend. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband in 2010.

She is survived by son, Gary (Nancy); grandsons, Ian (Charity), Adam and Graham; and great-grandchildren, Alec and Tessa; sisters-in-law, Patty McLees, Mary Chinn and Margie Chinn; nieces, Susan Guerrero, Barbie Marquis (Keith), Laurie Lentz (Chad), and Lisa Gard (Dennis); nephews, Fred Weatherford (Elaine), Paul Chinn (Lisa), and Rich (Holly) Chinn; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. this morning at Christ United Methodist Church, 14506 E. 39th St., Independence. Visitation with family begins at 9:15 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ UMC.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.
 

 

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