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November 17th, 2019

doris randlesDoris Velree Randles, 89, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal. 

She was born Dec. 8, 1929 to Cecil and Velma (Marvel) Hays in Forgan, Okla.

She married John Dean Randles Jan. 1, 1947 in Clayton, N.M. He survives.

She graduated from Hardesty High School, Hardesty Okla. in 1947. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1971 from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. 

She was an elementary teacher in the Hardesty, Okla. Public Schools and a homemaker. 

She had many associations she was proud to be a member of including the PTA, Home Demonstration Club, Society of Indiana Pioneers, First Family of Twin Territories, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sooner Crooners, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, Daughters of Colonial Wars, Daughters of the Indian Wars, New England Women, Jamestown Society, Dames of Court of Honor, Daughters of 1812, Magna Carta, and Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Survivors include sons, John H. Randles, Sasakwa, Okla., and Bobby D. (Debby) Randles, Locust Grove, Okla.; daughter, Jerrilyn Kay (Kirby) Beckwith, Hardesty, Okla.; grandchildren: Marty (Danny) Shepherd, Dustin Randles, Amy (Wes) Rawle, and Paige (Bobby) Tyler; great-grandchildren: Tyler (Julie) Cates, Trey Cates, Brooke Shepherd, Kelsie Randles, Connor Randles, Taylor Beckwith, Madison Tyler, Dylan Tyler, Logan Tyler; great-great-grandchildren; Luke Cates, Aubrey Cates; and sisters-in-law, Annabelle Hays, Pearsall, Texas, and Fontaine Hays, Guymon, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Cecil Hays Jr., Leslie Hays, and Bob Hays; sister, Sue Hunt; sister-in-law, Kay Hays; and brother-in-law, Elmer Hunt.

• Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at the Hardesty Community Church at 221 SW Crawford in Hardesty, Okla. with Reverend Ollie Kinser and Reverend Ted Barker presiding.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.

Memorials are suggested to Hardesty Community Church, in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901. 

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