COSBY, Mo. Raymond Ed Payne, 64, Cosby, formerly of Helena, Mo., passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at his home.

He was born January 3, 1951, in St. Joseph.

Raymond married Phyllis Wibberg June 27, 1975.

He had worked at Lowes Distribution as a loader.

Mr. Payne was a deacon at Bethel Baptist Church.

Ed enjoyed playing cards, watching his grandchildren play sports and liked to watch football with his buddies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Pauline (Patterson) Payne.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Payne, of the home; daughters, Kelsey Ridge (Taylor) and Kayla Payne, both of Grant City, Mo.; grandchildren, Tanner and Riley Ridge; brothers, Gene and Jim Payne; sister, Mary Blumer; mother-in-law, Nadine Myers; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Farewell Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Interment: Bethel Cemetery, Cosby.

The family will gather with friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday.

Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Bethel Baptist Church.

Online guest book and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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