Claremore Daily Progress

November 1, 2013

Deputy Clerk Betty Payne retires

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter


Deputy Clerk Betty Payne retired Thursday after 20 years as an employee in Rogers County.
Payne began her career working for the assessor’s office. 
Two years later, she joined the court clerk’s office where she has spent the remainder of her career.
Payne’s co-workers celebrated the milestone with a retirement celebration,  marking the end of her career and the beginning of her next adventure.
“I have enjoyed the people I have worked with,” Payne said. “I would not change a thing.”
Payne said she is planning on spending her retirement sewing for her three granddaughters, Annie Kate, Alivia and Ally Grace.
In the 20 years working at the courthouse, Payne said she has seen many historic moments, including the demolition of the old Armory and Rogers County Courthouse.
Laws have changed over the years and as a result some of the duties of the clerk’s office have changed.
The public should know the employees in the clerk’s office work very hard, according to Payne.
Ask any of her co-workers and they will tell you Payne has always been dedicated to her job and serving the public.
Payne said she has enjoyed working for the public for the past 20 years and is looking forward to spending more time with her wonderful husband.