Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004


October 21, 2004


Funeral services for Mildred Anna Denison, 90, were Monday, at the Go Ye Village Chapel, Tahlequah, Okla. She died Oct. 14, 2004, at Tahlequah, Okla.

She was born July 27, 1914, at Coffeyville, the daughter of Herman F. and Anna (Plattner) Koch.

She married John Brooks Denison May 5, 1935, at Coffeyville. They owned and operated Denison Welding Supply, Fredonia, for many years before retiring at Tahlequah. He died in 1993. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tahlequah.

Survivors include three children, Anne Jackson and her husband, John, Baldwin City, John Brooks Denison and his wife, Pam, San Antonio, Texas, Carol Choate and her husband, Jerry, Tahlequah, Okla.; two sisters, Dorothy Copeland, Kenbridge, Va., and Carolyn Miller, Oak Grove, Mo.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 315 E. Shawnee, Tahlequah, OK 74464 or Go Ye Village, 1201 W. 4th St., Tahlequah, OK 74464. Hart Funeral Home, Tahlequah, Okla. was in charge of the services.


Florence M. Sens, 90, Baldwin City, died Oct. 14, 2004, at her home. No services are planned. She was cremated.

She was born March 14, 1914, at Leavenworth, the daughter of William Michael and Catherine Irillia (Dunham) Casey. She worked at the North American Bomber Plant in North Kansas City during the war. Later, she was the only female chief cargo handler for Trans World Airlines in Kansas City, Mo. She moved to California in 1963 and worked for American Fire Hose, returning to Baldwin City in 1980. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City.

She married John R. Sens. He died in 1978.

Survivors include a son, Larry Sens, Bullhead City, Ariz., two daughters, Gerry Ayres and Doris Dunkle, both of Baldwin City, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and one sister.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heart of America Hospice and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to


Funeral services for Betty Jane Randel, 76, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at the New Life Assembly of God Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Randel died Oct. 14, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

She was born Aug. 26, 1928, at Berhimer, Mo., the daughter of Clydie Oscar and Zola D. (Smith) Collins. She attended school at Bryant, Mo., and then Baldwin High School, Baldwin City. She worked at Sunflower Ordinance Depot, De Soto. She and her husband owned and operated a Dairy Queen in Lawrence, and a laundry facility in Baldwin City. She later worked for Baker University as a custodian.

She married Orville Randel Nov. 28, 1950, at Nevada, Mo. She was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church, Baldwin City.

Survivors include her husband, Orville, of the home; two sons, John Rockhold and his wife, Laurie, Lawrence, and Greg Randel and his wife, Regina, Baldwin City; one daughter, Judy Randel-Phillips, and her husband, David, Topeka; four sisters, Joy Stafford and her husband, Harley, Walla Walla, Wash., Mildred Schomer, Lawrence, Dorothy Spring and her husband, Norman, Williamsburg, and Sue Von Bargen, and her husband, Marvin, Baldwin City; two brothers, Bill Collins and his wife, Carrol, Centropolis, and Bob Collins and his wife, Shirley, Mountain Grove, Mo; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Roger Dale Randel, Sr., a sister, Francis Barkley, a brother, James Collins, a step grandson, Aaron Times, and one great-grandson, Kristofor Randel.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Assembly of God and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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