Anne Hamilton Payne Dec. 8, 1945 to Nov.5, 2018 Anne died peacefully on November 5, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, Morton Payne, Kansas City prominent architect, and his wife, Barbara Davis Payne. Anne was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School and the University of Kansas where she majored in journalism. She began her career in advertising in what became her second home and city, San Francisco, California. Northern California became a favorite place for Anne and her parents joined her at their vacation home in Carmel frequently during her several years in San Francisco. She returned to Kansas City and continued her career with the firm of Valentine Radford Advertising and subsequently in marketing with George Butler Associates. She was presented at the Jewel Ball and the B. O. T. A. R. Ball and was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri. Throughout her life Anne returned to the Carmel area where she loved the ocean, the beach and the beautiful rocky coast of California and the Pacific Ocean. She found beauty in the gifts of nature and followed in her mother's footsteps capturing that beauty with the color sense of a talented impressionist artist. She was grateful for the many kindnesses of dear family and close friends and returned to them the same loving, giving and kindness. She was always optimistic and faced her final health challenge with courage and hope. She was inspiring to all who knew her and had a beauty that persisted through the daunting medical storm of Pancreatic Cancer. She is survived by her brother, Morton Payne III and his wife Libby of Oklahoma City, her niece, Mary Payne Moran and James Moran of Los Angeles, California and nephew, Matthew and Meg Payne of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and very special grandniece and grandnephews. At her passing she was surrounded by Morton and his wife, Libby, their children, Mary and Matthew and close friends including Nancy Gray and Bill Ross. The family wishes to thank all of her friends who have been so supportive and helpful in her fight with her illness. They also wish to thank the caregivers of the Kansas City Hospice, Hearts at Home and Comfort Care. In lieu of flowers it was Anne's wish that contributions be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. They may be found online. Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday November 8, 2018 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church located at 6401 Wornall Terrace.
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Published by Kansas City Star from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11, 2018.