Charla Joy Randol, 66, of Newkirk, Okla., formerly of Wichita, died late Tuesday night, Jan. 7, 2020, at Alliance Health Ponca City, Okla.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Newkirk, with the Rev. Susan Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park in Ponca City. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Casket bearers are Tracy Daniel, Dekle Daniel, Dan Daniel, Mike Daniel, Bruce Wooderson, Jim Johnston, Craig Newland, Sam Baker and Kevin Burns.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Charla Randol’s name to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research and mailed to 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104-9930.
The daughter of Carrol Franklin and Floye Faye (Daniel) Randol, Charla was born March 5, 1953, in Ponca City, Okla. She grew up and received her education in Haysville, graduating from Campus High School in 1971. After graduation she began employment with Westcon Industries as an injection mold operator.
Charla and Carl Raymond Slates married on July 1, 1978 in Haysville. They established their first home in Fort Collins, Colo., before moving back to Wichita. She began working for Boeing Spirit, retiring from the parts control authority after 25 years of service. Mr. Slates died Sept. 3, 1986. Charla continued living in Wichita after her husband’s death.
Charla became so ill in December 2018 that she had to move to Newkirk, Okla., and make her home with her parents, who cared for her until her death.
Charla was a voracious reader. After retirement she had time to enjoy her choice of shows on the TV. She loved to watch the birds and rabbits in the backyard.
She was a talented painter. In addition to pictures in oils, she created a number of tablecloth and napkin sets using fabric painting techniques. Charla was one who enjoyed her time alone after working with so many people. She held a special fondness for her cousins.
In addition to her husband, Charla was preceded in death by a nephew, Drew Randol.
Charla is survived by her parents, Frank and Loye Randol, of Newkirk, Okla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Melody Randol, of Loveland, Colo.; two nieces and a nephew-in-law, Heather and Jon Van Benthem, and Meshawn Randol; a great-grandnephew, Tyler Randol; several cousins; and two very special friends, Susan Meyers and Sheryl Batt, both of Wichita.