Harrietta Sims Randolph

Harrietta Sims Randolph, 100, of Mexico, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at The Bluffs, in Columbia.

Private graveside services were held in Elmwood Cemetery.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at a later date.

Harrietta was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Callaway County, the daughter of Fletcher and Eulah Mae (Hamilton) Sims. She married Halfred Fremont Randolph on April 11, 1942, in Little Rock, Ark. at Camp Robinson. After nearly 55 years of marriage, he passed away March 3, 1997. On June 23, 2007, Harrietta married Clarence Osborn, who preceded her in death in 2009.

Harrietta was a beautiful woman who lived her life for the Lord. She was intelligent, talented, sassy, witty, opinionated, funny, and kind. She loved building relationships with people as she never met a stranger. Harrietta was actively involved in the Mexico community throughout her life. She worked at The Mexico Ledger and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in her younger years. She was involved with the Girls Scouts, Children of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, Bridge Club, and Sunday School. Harrietta's passion for health and nutrition led her to be an entrepreneur by selling herbs and vitamins until her passing.

She is survived by three daughters, Jone (James) Oliver of Orange, Calif., Jene (Robert) O’Blennis of Kirkwood, and Jeri Cay Phillips (Harry Flock) of Columbia; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and their families.

Harrietta is preceded in death by her husbands, Hal and Clarence; sister, Wilma Mae Berry; and brother, Fletcher Sims, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf of St. Louis or First
Assembly of God Church in Mexico. They may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.


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