Archive for Wednesday, March 6, 2002


March 6, 2002


Funeral services for Calvin Henry "Jack" Randel, 78, Shell Knob, Mo., were Monday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mr. Randel died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

He was born Aug. 16, 1923, at Baldwin City, the son of Charles Frederick and Ada Belle (Davault) Randel. He attended Coal Creek Grade School. He worked for Wilson Counts doing farm work and for Adriance Implement Company, Wellsville. During World War II, he worked at Sunflower Ordinance Depot, De Soto. He later owned and operated Randel Plumbing in Ottawa.

He married Ruby Burgoon Dec. 11, 1978, in Miami, Okla. They lived most of their married life in Ottawa, later moving to the Ozarks in Missouri.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby, of the home; one sister, Minnie Trammell, Olathe; one brother, Orville Randel, Baldwin City; a step-daughter, Connie Briley, Shell Knob, Mo.; two step-sons, Boyd Albers, New Market, Ala., and Bob Albers, Globe, Ariz.; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Bert, Charles and Eugene and two sisters, Katherine Pearson and Frances Rice.

He was buried in Vinland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Herbert H. Cromer, 73, Baldwin City, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lighthouse Baptist Temple, Baldwin City. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mr. Cromer died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

He was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Anderson, S.C., the son of Mary Etta (Roach) and Joseph Turner Cromer. He grew up in the Anderson area and attended school in Seneca, S.C.

He moved to Topeka in the late 1950s where he lived for a few years. He married Opal Fultz on May 27, 1961, in El Dorado. They later moved to Edgerton. They moved to Baldwin City in 1972.

Mr. Cromer was a sign painter for Hercules Powder Plant, De Soto, from 1970 until 1981 when he started his own screen printing and sign painting company, Herbies T-shirts, from which he retired. He was a part-time security guard for Baker University after his retirement.

He coached little league in Baldwin City.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Wesley Cromer, Gardner, and Stanley Cromer, Baldwin City; one daughter, E. Diane Greenway, Anderson, S.C.; three sisters, Jeanette Connolly, Metarie, La.; Eleanor Kelly and Frances Brown, both of Anderson, S.C., and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Ray Cromer.

He will lie instate after 8 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday until service hour at the Lighthouse Baptist Temple. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Temple and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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