Inia Claira Payne, 72, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Columbia, Missouri.
She was born December 16, 1946 in Glasgow, Missouri to Raymond Brown and Mary L. Davis.
Inia was preceeded in death by her parents Mary L. Brown-Davis and Raymond Brown. Also preceeding Inia in death were her sisters: Jenna Marie Brown, Louise Lewis, Gertrude Smith, and Ann Brown, brothers; are Raymond Brown and John Brown, brothers in law; Kenneth M. Payne, Herman Terrill, Marvin Henry, James Smith and Herschell Grayson.
Inia attended Glasgow High School in Glasgow, Missouri. She graduated nursing school in 1972 and has held several nursing positions at St. Lukes Hospital, The Kansas City School District and several nursing homes in the greater Kansas City area. Inia was employed with Parkway Health and Rehab at her time of passing.
August 19th, 1976 Inia married the love of her life Clarence Payne. Clarence and Inia shared two children, Kenneth and Kimberly Payne. They also raised a great niece as their own, Antoinette Lewis.
Inia enjoyed family dinners and gatherings. She was a true nurturer. And helped everyone.
Inia leaves behind her husband Clarence Payne, son Kenneth Payne (Trina), daughter Kimberly Payne, Antoinette Lewis, step sons; Kerry Washington (Karla) and Clarence Hayes, step daughters; Regan Washington, Dionna (Gerald), Peggy and Francine Hayes, sisters; Isabell Terrill, Marquita Henry, Recolia Grayson and Patricia (Jack), sister in law; Ruby Brown, brothers, Roger (Sheila) Brown and David Brown, grandsons; Kenny payne, Antoine (ReKaila) Payne, Clarence Hayes, Alfonso Hayes, Gerald Michael Pegg, granddaughter; Whitney Pegg, a host of great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Macedonia Baptist Church 1700 E. Linwood Boulevard Kansas City, Missouri 64109. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Interment 1:30 P.M. Leavenworth National Cemetery.