Archive for Monday, March 7, 1994


March 7, 1994


Services for Elsie Helen Randolph, 99, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ninth Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Kenneybrew officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Randolph died Friday, March 4, 1994, at the Eudora Nursing Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1894, in Lincoln County, the last of 13 children born to William Jefferson and Elsie M. Stuart Watts.

After graduating ninth grade, she left the county for Lawrence in 1914, and farmed in the area ever since. She also worked in the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto for seven years.

Ms. Randolph was a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church, where she served on the mission board. She also was a deaconess and was a member of the Home Garden Club in Lawrence.

Survivors include four nieces, including Alice Faye, Lawrence; and three nephews, including Waldo "Bud" Monroe and Leonard Monroe, both of Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., in care of Rumsey Funeral Home.

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