Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mildred Emma (Hampshire) Fry Randall

unknown undated newspaper clipping
Mildred Emma (Hampshire) Fry Randall, daughter of Charles Augustus and Erma Marie (Dill) Hampshire, was born December 5 1913 in Mercer County, Missouri, and died October 14 2001 in Reno Nevada.
Mildred attended the Calvert School in Mercer County. She was a Sunday school teacher, member of the Eastern Star and a member of several clubs. She enjoyed playing pitch and bridge, making crafts and quilts and having garage sales. SHe lived in Mercer County until 1945, when she and William and their family moved to Trenton, Missouri. She and her family moved to California in May 1950. She was a global traveler.
Mildred was married first on May 11 1929 to William Howard Fry, who was killed on February 11 1949 in the Kansas City, Kansas freight yards. She was then married on December 17 1949 to Thomas Ballington Randall,who died in 1985. Besides her husbands she was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Neva May Hampshire, Hazel Pearl (Hampshire) Williams Summers, and Marjorie Laura (Hampshire) Phillips; seven brothers, William Paul Hampshire, Clifford Tuba "Bud" Hampshire, William Albert Hampshire, Clyde Roscoe Hampshire, James Harold Hampshire, Darwin Wesley Dill and Marvin Lee Dill; a daughter, Helen Jane (Fry) Bowers Willams; and two grandchildren. She is survived by three sisters, Thelma Goldie (Hampshire) Houlette, Margaret Helen (Hampshire) Hummel and Marolynn Donanell (Hampshire) Shafer; six children, Charles Howard Fry and wife Marijane, Harold Lewis Fry and wife Margie Jane, Ronald Harland Fry and wife Mary Jo, Janice Evelyn Marie (Fry) Mason, Shirley Kyle (Fry) Winton, and Thomas Mark Randall, who was adopted and wife Lisa; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Burial was in California.

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