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Marjorie “Darlene’’ Payne, 83, of Harrisonville, formerly of Lebanon, died early Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. She was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Lebanon, Mo. to Earl James and Minnie Mae Smith Rhoads. On July 28, 1968, she married Robert Lee Payne and they shared the last 51 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bobby Payne; a grandson, Shaun Price, and six brothers, Richard, Eugene, Stanley, Howard, Gary, and Jerry Rhoads. Darlene was born in the Lebanon area and graduated from Lebanon High School. She then moved to Kansas City where she lived for 15 years. she earned her cosmetology license and began working as a beautician. Darlene and Robert returned to Lebanon and lovingly raised their family. Darlene continued working and opened her own beauty shop, Heads N’ Nails in downtown Lebanon. She was a very skilled beautician and was highly respected in her field. Her career in cosmetology spanned 37 years before she retired. In 2012, she and Robert moved to Harrisonville. She is survived by her husband Robert of the home in Harrisonville; two daughters, Sherry Verity and her husband John of West Plains, and Cathy Vaughn of Harrisonville; a son, Dan Price and his wife Becky of Edwardsville, Kan.; a daughter-in-law, Claudia Payne of Karlsrube, Germany; 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James “Butch’’ Rhoads of Chesterfield, Va., and David Rhoads, of Lebanon; two sisters, Pam Anderson and Janice Uder, both of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Marjorie “Darlene’’ Payne will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon with Jason Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Memorial Park in Lebanon, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Friends may call at their convenience and are encouraged to come by the funeral home to sign the memorial book and/or go to her obituary page on the website to leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation may be made through the funeral home.


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