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Obituary for Betty Lou Payne (Amos)

Betty Lou Amos (Stevenson) Payne, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 24, 2023. She was born November 5, 1935, to Edwin and Louetta Amos in Stilwell, KS.

On July 30, 1954, Betty married Jack W Stevenson and went on to have five children. She remarried on April 1, 1989, to Hanford “Hank” Payne.

Betty grew up in Independence, MO, and graduated high school with a class of 400+ students. She met Jack through his cousin Mae Stevenson. They made his parents’ farm, south of Oakley, their home and raised their kids there. Betty enjoyed working in retail clothing. In her younger years, she worked at Sears in Kansas City. After her youngest child started school, she worked at the Silhouette Shoppe in Oakley for 10 years. In 1982 she moved back to Independence, MO, and worked different jobs until marrying Hank. They moved to Cotter, AR, and enjoyed their retirement by fishing in the White river just below their house. In 2000 they moved back to Blue Springs, MO, to be closer to family and Betty took a part-time job at Walmart, working in the clothing section, that she enjoyed. In 2013 Betty and Hank moved to Oakley to be closer to her family. She so loved seeing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Betty enjoyed her farm animals including chickens, cats and dogs of which she raised registered German Shepherds. But her most prized possessions were always her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. She is cherished and loved by her children and will always be remembered as a wonderful and amazing mother.

Betty was predeceased by parents, Edwin and Louetta; husband, Hank; her ex-husband, Jack; twin siblings, Laura Clara Perry and Loren Clarence Amos. She is survived by sister, Dorothy Carl of Dadeville, MO; children, Paula (Phil) Beesley of Gove, KS, Monte (Rita) Stevenson of Golden, CO, Lee (Sandra) Stevenson, Longmont, CO, Susan Stevenson of Wichita, KS, and Todd (Karen) Stevenson of Oakley, KS; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, and many more nephews and nieces.

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