|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1917|
|Death: ||May 19, 2010|
St. Louis County
Engelken, Mabel L. Randolph 92, of Foristell, MO, May 19, 2010. Visitation Sat., May 22, 10 a.m. till Service 11 a.m. Beulah Baptist Church, Brunot, MO.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - May 21, 2010
Mabel was buried beside her first husband, Lonnie V. Randolph, who had died Aug. 2, 1979.
MABEL L. ENGELKEN
Mabel Lucille Randolph Engelken, 92, of Foristell, died on May 19, 2010, at De Paul Health Center in St. Louis, MO.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1917, in Brunot, Mo., daughter of the late Richard Lee and Lula (Matlock) Brewington.
She was united in marriage to Lonnie Randolph, the father of her children, on Sept. 5, 1937. On Aug. 2, he preceded her in death. She later married Herbert Engelken. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2003.
Mrs. Engelken worked for 10 years at McDonnell Aircraft in the sheet metal craft. She was also a skilled seamstress, spending several years at Rockwell Aviation in specialized aircraft upholstery. She had also worked as a nurse's aid at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.
She was a devout Christian and always displayed a love of Christ and Christian morals. In her later years, she attended Chapel of the Lake and Westplex Community Church in St. Charles County. Her life and interests centered around her family and home. She was always ready to offer a helping hand when needed. The perfect mother-in-law, as those who loved her as such will testify, she set a high standard in love, and caring for others. She had many interests: square-dancing, painting, sewing, hand work, gardening and most of all, her family. Besides housekeeper and mother, she wore many hats in the job world and was a capable and valuable employee wherever she accepted a position. She always said, "When you apply for a job, show up ready to work. When your work, do your best." She was the epitome of positive attitude. When asked, "How are you doing Mabel?" She would almost always reply. "Fine and dandy, sweet as sugar candy!:
She started the annual family reunions, now a tradition of more than 50 years. There are many stories about Mabel that her children love to tell, all with humor and so much love. She had more friends than you could ever count. Wherever she worked or lived, people knew and loved her.
She is survived by two sons, Lonnie (Phyllis) Randolph, Jr., Foristell, Richard (Marcia) Randolph, Hephzibah, Ga.; one daughter, Norma Lee (Charles) Cromer, Springfield; one brother, Derek Brewington, Siesta Key, Fla.; one sister, Thelma (Earl) Murphy, Russellville, Ark.; two stepchildren, Robert Engelken, Marilyn Engelken, both of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; plus many nieces and nephews. She also shared her life with numerous friends who will miss her.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded death by two brothers, Howard Brewington and Richard "Buddy" Brewington; and one infant sister, Myrtle Brewington.
The funeral was held on May 22 at Beulah Baptist Church, near Brunot. Officiating ministers were Rev. James Gray and Rev. Bill Belmar. Music was provided by Rev. Elmo Parker and family.
Pallbearers were Dakota Cromer, Jack Randolph, Dick Randolph, Dan Cromer, Shawn Cromer, Jim Hollmann, Dennis Morrel and Brian Rosen. Burial was in the Patterson Cemetery, Patterson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Reugg Funeral Homes, Inc.
Source: Wayne County Journal-Banner published Thursday, May 27, 2010
Richard Lee Brewington (1892 - 1967)
Lulu Mattie Farmer Brewington (1898 - 1955)
Lonnie V Randolph (1913 - 1979)
Mabel Lucille Brewington Engelken (1917 - 2010)
Richard Lee Brewington (1927 - 2006)*
Howard Ray Brewington (1930 - 1985)*
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: May 27, 2010
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