Henryetta L. (Rusow) Payne, 76, of Lexington, passed away Jan. 24, 2019, at her home.

Henryetta was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Metz, Missouri to Ira and Georgedine (McGinnis) Rusow. She married Kenneth Payne March 5, 1966, in Lexington. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 2010.

Henryetta was self-employed with her husband as caretakers of Machpelah Cemetery from 1972 until 2004. They also owned and operated a restaurant in Lexington from 1980 until 1984. Before retiring, she worked for B & L Bank of Lexington.

Henryetta is survived by four children, Jeff Payne and wife, Karen; William “Willy” Payne and wife, Sherry; and Christine Calvert, all of Lexington; and Michael Payne of Excelsior Springs; a sister Gatha Roth of Peculiar; 11 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Kenneth; a brother, Harvey Rusow; and a sister, Elsie Howard.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Walker Nadler Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington. Memorials may be made to Machpelah Cemetery or Kindred Hospice

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