Early Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2019, longtime Shawnee resident Jeanne Sanderson Payne Littrell, aged 89, went to be with the Lord.

Early Monday morning, Sept. 2, 2019, longtime Shawnee resident Jeanne Sanderson Payne Littrell, aged 89, went to be with the Lord.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Born in Holdenville to Arthur and Lucille Sanderson, she enjoyed life in this small Oklahoma town.

After completing high school in Holdenville in 1948, she married Kent Payne Sr. from Wetumka Oklahoma. They were married and celebrated a 50-year anniversary in 1998. After Kent’s passing in 2003, she married Tommy Littrell, a high school friend from Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Ronna Jean Richards, husband Kent Payne Sr. and husband Tommy Littrell.

She is survived by son Kent Payne Jr. and his wife Denise Buckner Payne of Central America, son Artie Payne and his wife Jerri Payne of Dale, sister-in-law Pody Johnson from Shawnee and son-in-law Glenn Richards from North Enid.

She worked for many years as secretarial staff at David Little Construction, Aroma Foods, and Payne and Payne Logging Co.

Her hobbies included bridge, artwork and she was active as a homemaker and in the ELGA Ladies Golf Association.

She is also survived by grandchildren Andrea Payne-Franzese, Ryan Richards, Amanda Payne-Sandefer, Leslie Richards-Brown, Joshua Payne, Jeremy Payne, Justin Payne, and 14 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:

Alzheimer’s Association

8180 Greensboro Drive, Ste. 400

McLean, VA 22102

ALZ.org