In Memory of

Monica S. Payne

March 14, 1973 - June 26, 2022
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Monica S. Payne 49, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at UnityPoint-St. Luke’s in Sioux City.  Private Family Graveside Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, with Pastor Lance Kotrch officiating.  A Public visitation and viewing will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Monica is survived by her husband Clinton; children, Shealee (T.J.) Barker of Eastland, TX, Sean (Ellery) Payne of Rockwell City, Shani Payne of Rockwell City, Shannen Payne of Rockwell City, Sherylan Payne of Rockwell City; six grandchildren; her parents, Danny and Linda Norris of Carbon, TX; brothers, Michael Norris of Eastland, TX, and Macon (Dara) Norris of Eastland, TX; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delma and Ella Payne of Rockwell City; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her daughter ShyAnne; sister-in-law Ruth Norris; paternal grandparents, Truit and Ruby Norris; and maternal grandmother Ethel Swan.

     Monica Shea Norris was born March 14, 1973, at Eastland, Texas.  She graduated from Carbon Independent School District with the Class of 1990.  She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood learning from Georgia Southwestern State University.  On November 25, 1995, she was united in marriage to Clinton Payne at Vienna, Georgia.  The couple lived in many places in the southern states and Iowa, before moving to Rockwell City in 2019.  Monica was homeschooler to her children for over twenty years.  She enjoyed arts, crafts, sewing, scrap booking, and board games.  Monica especially loved being with her family.  Over the course of seven months, Monica went from 225 lbs. to 157 lbs., which she was very proud of, and tried to care for her own mental health as well as her families.

Private Family Graveside Services
10:00 a.m. - Saturday
July 2, 2022
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Lance Kotrch
Alive Community Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Public Visitation & Viewing
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Friday
July 1, 2022
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa


Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11:42 AM
“My deepest sympathy to Yourself and Your Family may the lord put his hand amongst the family and help each and everyone find comfort and peace in this hard time in life prayers coming y'all's way ”
- Jay gilder / JayJay

Friday, July 1, 2022 at 9:17 PM
“Sean & Family- Thinking of all of you, we are so sorry for your loss. ”
- Tyler & Casey Henaman

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 3:16 PM
“We are continuing to pray for your family. So sorry for your loss. We love yall!”
- Nikki and Jaylyn Weitman and Lynda Moore

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 3:52 PM
“I did not have the good fortune of knowing Monica long but one thing was abundantly clear - she adored her family! Praying for all those affected by her passing.”
- Miranda

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 11:00 PM
“rest in peace sweet lady, love and prayers for the family”
- Karen Roberson

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