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[JAN. 15, 2007]
Mildred Maude Randolph, 99, of Kenney
went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Abraham Lincoln
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holland
Barry and Bennett Funeral Home, 620 Pulaski St.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Beason
United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in
Mrs. Randolph and her husband lived their entire
married lives in Logan County. She taught country
school for eight years and resumed her teaching
career in 1955, for a total of 26 years of teaching
in Logan County.
She was born Nov. 29, 1907, in Beason as the
fifth child of Humphrey and Elizabeth Smythe Smith.
She married Harry Randolph, a farmer from Kenney, on
Feb. 22, 1934, and he died Feb. 10, 2003, after 69
She is survived by three sons, Robert M. (and Jo
Ann) Randolph of Peoria, Dr. John E. (and Margaret)
Randolph of Bloomington and David S. (and Catherine)
Randolph of Magee, Miss.; one sister, Ethel L. Cox,
of Lincoln; and eight grandchildren, Dr. Gregory
Randolph of Bloomington, Dr. Bradley Randolph of
Fort Madison, Iowa, Jeffery Randolph of Peoria,
Julie Knipstein of La Grange Park, Dr. Laura
of Bloomington, Troy D. Randolph of Pewaukee, Wis.,
Travis S. Randolph of Epesses, Switzerland, and Tara
C. Randolph of New Orleans, La.; and 16
She was also preceded in death by two brothers,
Wilbur Smith and an infant brother, and two
sisters, Marguerite Jett and Marie Remington.
She was an active member of Beason United
Methodist Church, a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star for 77 years, past matron of Lincoln
Chapter 351, past worthy high priestess of Eastern
Star and White Shrine, past president of Chester
Woman's Club, past member of Logan County Home
Extension, a member of Rebekah Lodge of Lincoln for
55 years, president and chair of Randolph Farms Inc., and
was one of the oldest living alumni of Lincoln
She attended Union School for eight years, one
year as a freshman at Mount Pulaski High School and
then transferred to Beason High School, where she
graduated in 1924. She then attended Lincoln College
for two years and graduated in 1926. She took summer
courses at ISU.
Memorial donations may be
made to Beason United Methodist Church, Lincoln
Masonic Temple or the Lincoln College Building Fund
and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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