CHILLICOTHE, Mo. – Eleanor Julia (Wiederholt) Randall, 90, of Chillicothe, Missouri, died Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the Morningside Center in Chillicothe.
Eleanor was born on July 10, 1931, in Conception Junction, Missouri, to parents William (Bill) and Henrietta (Lager) Wiederholt.
A longtime member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church and St. Columban’s Catholic Church, Eleanor grew up in rural northwest Missouri during the Great Depression. His early childhood was difficult even though it taught him valuable life lessons. She learned at an early age to appreciate her home and her family. One of her most treasured moments was her marriage to Maurice Randall on July 16, 1950 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stanberry, Missouri.
Eleanor worked in the cafeteria as a cook at Northwest Missouri State University and later worked at St. Francis Hospital in radiography and physical therapy, both in Maryville, Missouri.
She loved nothing better than cooking for her family and her nieces and nephews have always enjoyed her cooking, especially her chocolate chip cookies. She always put her family and her faith first, and she especially loved spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. When she wasn’t spending time with her family, she also enjoyed reading, crocheting, camping and her flower gardens.
Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Jean Schottel and her husband Frank of Utica, Missouri; granddaughters, Laura Parker and husband Brian of St. Louis, Missouri, Amy Schottel-McIntyre and husband Jesse of Ponte Vedra, Florida; great-grandchildren, Austin Schottel-Thorne, Mavic McIntyre and Mayla McIntyre of Ponte Vedra; sister, Helen Gribble of St. Joseph; sister-in-law, Wilma Hague of Waukee, Iowa; brother, Herman Wiederholt of Conception Junction, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Randall; siblings, Wilma Wiederholt, George Wiederholt, Paul Wiederholt, Francis Wiederholt and Alice Rauer.
Memorials in honor of Eleanor can be made at the Bishop Hogan Library and can be mailed or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
The Rosary will be recited on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 6 p.m. and visitation will follow until 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home.
Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at St. Columban’s Catholic Church, Chillicothe.
Interment will follow at St. Columban Cemetery in Chillicothe.
Arrangements are the responsibility of Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.