George Morton Payne Jr. of Mission Hills, Kans., died Apr. 29, 1998, at his home. He was 88.
George was born June 22, 1909, in Kansas City, Mo. A lifelong resident of the community, he attended Pembroke Country Day School and graduated from the Lawrenceville School. After graduation, George also earned a master's from Princeton in 1933. He was a prominent architect who leaves a legacy of his work in the Kansas City area and in other parts of the country. George was an emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects and the recipient of a first-place medal for architectural design from the prestigious Society of Beaux-Arts Architects. He was a member of Mission Hills Country Club.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and his brother, Nettleton. He is survived by his daughter Anne, son Morton III and his wife, Libby, and two grandchildren. To his family the class extends sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1930