Carol Randle

Carol Randle Obituary


Age - 90


September 12, 2023


Corsicana, TX

"It is with profound sadness that the family of Carol Ann Randle announce her passing on September 10, 2023, at the age of 90. Carol was born on December 25, 1932, to parents Louis and Anna Rossi. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Tommy Randle, brother Richard Rossi, sister-in-law Kathy Rossi, and son-in-law Randy Mumme. Carol was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed creating things with her hands, whether that be sewing, painting, drawing, or cooking. Her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids will miss her until they join her in Heaven. Carol is survived by her children, Lynne Mumme, Stephen Randle (Vallerie), Tommie Balcom (Ned), Mark Randle (Robin), and Laurie Bedsole (Travis). She was the proud grandmother to 14 grandchildren, Reid Mumme, Jenna Wentrcek (Wyatt), Catie Johnston (Houston), Nick Randle (Melissa), Cody Randle (Kristi), Tyler Randle (Alisha), Brooke Durden (Chris), Jake Balcom, Andy Balcom (Morgan), Adie Rowland (Jay), Ashley Burns (Thomas), Meagan Durden (Jesse), Amanda Mendoza, and Kyle Bedsole. Carol was blessed with 21 great grandchildren, Reese, Maggie, Jackson, Lucy, and Kolbe Wentrcek; Shayleigh, Tessa, and Ryder Randle; Lacy and Grant Randle; Emily Randle; Remi Durden; Brylen, Asa, and Emerson Burns; Harper, Cameron, Everly, and Ashton Durden; and Blakeley McGraw and Cameron Mendoza. She is also survived by her brothers Stephen Rossi (Irene) and Kenny Rossi, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was born and grew up in the Bronx of New York City and spent her teenage years in Nanuet, New York. Although she received a scholarship to Pratt University's Institute of Art and Design, she chose to pursue her dreams and attend the Barbizon School of Modeling. She eventually enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and enjoyed working and traveling for her country as a radar technician. She traveled to San Antonio, Mississippi, California, Germany, and eventually Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. This is where she met her husband, Tommy Randle. They were married and settled in Dallas, Texas. Eventually they moved to Corsicana to finish raising their children. She had multiple jobs through the years, including a pharmacy tech, in Corsicana High School's special education department, in early childhood care, and in a fabric store. Most recently, she worked at her daughter Laurie's daycare where she has painted multiple murals, as well as helped prepare meals for the kids. Carol loved being around kids. She said, "The babies and kids are so much fun!" Throughout the years she used her extensive artistic ability to paint, draw, and sew clothes. She even made all three of her daughter's wedding dresses. She also made countless Halloween costumes for her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. When her children were younger, she became somewhat famous in their neighborhood for painting a Christmas mural on their living room window backwards. Painting and writing backwards was a skill she acquired while working as a radar technician in the air force. Carol loved to stay busy and help others. She will be missed by so many. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 10:30am at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, 1530 N. 45th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110. A funeral reception will follow at the I. O. O. F. Event Center-Miller Hall, 601 N. 45th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Randle, Travis Bedsole, Reid Mumme, Kyle Bedsole, Thomas Burns, Jesse Durden, Wyatt Wentrcek, and Houston Johnston. In lieu of flowers, we know Carol would appreciate donations made to the Navarro County Veteran Services, 601 N 13th St. #7 Corsicana, TX 75110. "

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