Services will be Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Dover Federated Church for Elizabeth Ellen Randall, 99, of Aldersgate Village, who died Sunday May 11th. Visitation will be on Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 P.M. at the church.
Ellen was born March 21, 1915 northwest of Dover to Edwin and Ann Scott Sage. Ellen attended Dover schools graduating from Dover Rural High School in 1932. She attended Kansas Normal School in Emporia and Kansas State College in Manhattan. She worked at the Supply Depot in Topeka during WWII. She was a teacher and principal in Shawnee and Wabaunsee County rural schools during the 30’s and until her husband returned from WWII. After that she and her husband worked together on a dairy farm until he became ill in 1959. Mrs. Randall started working at Luce Press Clippings as a reader in November 1959. She quickly progressed to Supervisor and then to Office Manager. She continued to work for Luce until March 21, 2000 her 85th birthday.
Ellen was a member of the Rossville American Legion Auxiliary and the Rebekah and Eastern Star organizations. She was a lifetime member of the Dover Federated Church where she was a member of the Board for several years. She taught the Junior High Sunday School class at the church for many years. Ellen was one of the founders of the Dover Community Foundation where she assisted in implementing a scholarship program for Dover Youth. She was a supporter of the Dover 4-H Club where she served as co-leader for two years.
She was united in marriage to Scotty Randall on May 29, 1941 in Manhattan. He died August 10, 1975 She was preceded in death by her parents and three older brothers, Roy, Harvey and Russell Sage. Mrs. Randall was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rosalie Kay Randall on February 13, 1947.
The greatest part of her life however, was spent nurturing and encouraging her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to live and how to love. She was a proud member of the Greatest Generation and possessed all the qualities inherent in that group.
Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Cherie Randall and Becky (Cary) Standiferd all of Topeka; four grandchildren, Karalee Standiferd, Scott (Shawna) Mercer and Stephen (Traci) Mercer, all of Topeka and Ann (Charlie) Reed, Lawrence; eight great-grandchildren, Kelsea Nicole Watts, Nathan Daniel Mercer, Jordin Chase Applehanz, Logan Brian Applehanz and Nolan Ryan Mercer, all of Topeka and Aaron Kevin Reed, Ronald Charles (Chase) Reed III, and Isaac Albert Reed all of Lawrence. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dover Federated Church, the Dover Community Foundation or TARC and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.