Louvette Sue Payton, 76, Neosho, passed after a sudden illness on Nov. 6, 2017.

Louvette Sue Payton, 76, Neosho, passed after a sudden illness on Nov. 6, 2017.  
She was born July 3, 1941 in Neosho, to Floyd Coleman and Evelyn Ruth (West) Bridges. She had lived most of her life in Neosho, working as an RN in home health for UpJohn, and also as an over the road truck driver, teaming with her husband, Lonnie.  Louvette was an avid reader and loved going to hootenannies.  
Louvette married Lonnie Payton Dec. 30, 1960 in Topeka, Kan.; he preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2004.  
Surviving are three children: James Payton and wife, Verna, Leanne Burgess and husband, Mark, and Joe Payton and wife, Rebecca, all of Neosho; sister, Venita Henson, Neosho; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  
Services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho, with Dr. Phillip McClendon officiating.  Interment will follow at Gibson Cemetery, Neosho.  
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 7 p.m.  on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.