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Obituaries

Obituaries

Vernell H. Randel 1913 - 2007 Baldwin City

Funeral services for Vernell H. Randel, 94, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Vinland Cemetery.Mrs. Randel died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.She was born May 3, 1913, on a farm east of Vinland, the daughter of Frank and Ella Deay Hagerman. She graduated from Vinland High School.Mrs. Randel ran the Vinland Telephone Office for several years. She and her husband later bought a farm near Baldwin City. Starting in 1952, she worked for Baldwin State Bank as head bookkeeper for 25 years until she retired.She was a member of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church and was very active in many of its functions. She was an avid crocheter. She also enjoyed genealogy and compiled many family books of history.She married Artie H. Randel on Oct. 19, 1936. He died Dec. 28, 1986.Mrs. Randel was also preceded in death by a brother, Leo Hagerman.Survivors include a son, Leon and wife Barbara, Lawrence; a brother, Max Hagerman, Chesterfield, Mo.; two sisters, Bernice Everts, Tampa, Fla., and Rosalea Vogler, St. Charles, Mo.; two grandchildren, Connie Gentry and Cathy Owens; and five great-grandchildren, Megan, Taylor and Riley Gentry, and Kenny and Casey Owens.Friends may call from 8 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the Vinland Cemetery Association, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.