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Mildred Randolph 

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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 Memorial Hospital.

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 Randolph Cemetery.

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 years together.

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, formerly 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 Randolph Oakey of Bloomington, Troy D. Randolph of Pewaukee, Wis., Travis S. Randolph of Epesses, Switzerland, and Tara C. Randolph of New Orleans, La.; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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 College.

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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