OBITUARY

Jean Flowers Randles

August 11, 1935February 17, 2018
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Betty Jean Flowers Randles died Saturday, February 17, at the Episcopal Church Home in Louisville.

Jean was born in the District of Columbia and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia. Jean earned Education degrees from James Madison University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A devoted teacher, Jean taught art and primary school at the Kentucky School for the Blind for 27 years and Sunday school and vacation bible school throughout her life. She also worked with children at the Edison House and the Little Loom House in Louisville.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; Jesse K. Flowers, Sr. and Viola Fitzharris, her brother; Jesse K. Flowers, Jr. and her stepson; Kenneth Randles.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Raymond Randles; her sister, Janet Kealey; her brother, Thomas E. Flowers; stepson, R. Jeffrey Randles (Sandra); stepdaughter, Kathryn Randles; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A funeral service to celebrate Jean's life will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, February 21 at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Ave. Friends may visit on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-8. Burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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February 22, 2018

Our thoughts are with you, Kathy, and with your family during these difficult times. Ordelle and Helen

Judy Mcgruder

February 20, 2018

Jean was one of the first teachers I met when I began teaching at KSB in 1975... she mentored me and was such an example of kind and loving teaching and care if the "little ones she was in charge of. She was truly dedicated to teaching! Outside of the classroom she was such a gentle and caring friend. I will always treasure my friendship with her.

February 20, 2018

Dear Raymond:
My sincerest sympathy in the loss of Jean, She was truly a person of singular kindness and quality. I am sorry to have lost touch in the last few years I remember our time together in the APH studio fondly.
Barbara Wiman Callahan Henderson (yes, I;m still kickin')

Smokey and Linda Stover

February 19, 2018



My dear friend Raymond,
I do so wish that I could be with you in this time. I grieve for you in your loss of Jean. I feel that you were so fortunate to have shared some years together.
I have always felt very lucky to be able to call you a friend for these past sixty-plus years. Im sure you know how much I love and appreciate you. I always have, and I always will. You are very special to me.
Linda and I have tried to think of a way to come to see you, but we dont drive very well anymore. We would like to think that there might be a time when we could make the trip to visit, but we dont feel that we can do it at this time.
Please know that our thoughts and hearts are with you.
All of our love and best wishes,
Linda and Smokey

February 19, 2018



My dear friend Raymond,
I do so wish that I could be with you in this time. I grieve for you in your loss of Jean. I feel that you were so fortunate to have shared some years together.
I have always felt very lucky to be able to call you a friend for these past sixty-plus years. I'm sure you know how much I love and appreciate you. I always have, and I always will. You are very special to me.
Linda and I have tried to think of a way to come to see you, but we don't drive very well anymore. We would like to think that there might be a time when we could make the trip to visit, but we don't feel that we can do it at this time.
Please know that our thoughts and hearts are with you.
All of our love and best wishes,
Linda and Smokey

Students & Friends KSB

February 19, 2018

Glenda Jean McCarty I remember being in her class as well, she was always nice to me even when she was upset with me.

Denise Gill love that. funny. she is an awsome lady. she was my favorite teacher for grade school. I was one of the most home sick kids you would ever meet. she made me feel safe, happy to be in her class and cared for and that was everything at the time. she had a natural way of dealing with kids. she expected you to create but in your way.
that great teacher gave me a huge, huge box, helped me cut out doors and windows, gave me glue and wall paper samples and let me go to town. I worked on that *house* with such love for days. I was very, very shy (who would suspect that one) but I could not wait to ask her about this project.
I remember that whole class with basket weaving, pottery and many other fun activities like it was yesterday.
Jean Flowers Randles pushed a young girl to try things on her own but was there for advise and to give suggestions.
I loved that whole experience and it helped me overcome home sickness, speaking with teachers and gaining some love of that art class. now that's a great teacher

Dave Perry I remember Jean Randles being my Art Teacher, the year Huntoon and Patton dorms were torn down. One day in her class, I was running around her classroom like a wild child, when suddenly the electricity went out, from a bad thunder storm. She told me to settle down, or I would be in big trouble. LOL! A very fun memory, and she was such a wonderful Teacher, when it came to various forms of Art, and all of life in general!

Abby Cocanougher Mrs. Randall's is aTough as nails lady! She wanted us to be the best we could be. I remember her teaching me to make a papier-mâché cat. Now, I am not the most artistic person when it comes to making things, but she was patient. I wish she was still able to teach me how to cut with scissors. I still can't do that. She had away though of making everything seem so simple. Basket weaving was one of them. I made a wreath last Saturday and I couldn't help but think of her. Weaving was done also, and she always had such patients. Love her.

Rebecca Hall Lewis I remember making piñata's, pot holders, pressed foil art, weaving baskets, tissue paper flowers, clay pots and much more. One of my favorite classes. Wishing much love and many blessings to Mrs. Randles.

Laura Davis Myers She was a loving and kind person and never had a bad word to say about anyone. The last time I talked to Ms. Randles was after work when she happened to be at APH and it was so nice to see her again after so many years. I will always keep her close to my heart.

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Students and Friends KSB

February 19, 2018

Glenda Jean McCarty I remember being in her class as well, she was always nice to me even when she was upset with me.

Denise Gill love that. funny. she is an awsome lady. she was my favorite teacher for grade school. I was one of the most home sick kids you would ever meet. she made me feel safe, happy to be in her class and cared for and that was everything at the time. she had a natural way of dealing with kids. she expected you to create but in your way.
that great teacher gave me a huge, huge box, helped me cut out doors and windows, gave me glue and wall paper samples and let me go to town. I worked on that *house* with such love for days. I was very, very shy (who would suspect that one) but I could not wait to ask her about this project.
I remember that whole class with basket weaving, pottery and many other fun activities like it was yesterday.
Jean Flowers Randles pushed a young girl to try things on her own but was there for advise and to give suggestions.
I loved that whole experience and it helped me overcome home sickness, speaking with teachers and gaining some love of that art class. now that's a great teacher

Dave Perry I remember Jean Randles being my Art Teacher, the year Huntoon and Patton dorms were torn down. One day in her class, I was running around her classroom like a wild child, when suddenly the electricity went out, from a bad thunder storm. She told me to settle down, or I would be in big trouble. LOL! A very fun memory, and she was such a wonderful Teacher, when it came to various forms of Art, and all of life in general!

Abby Cocanougher Mrs. Randall's is aTough as nails lady! She wanted us to be the best we could be. I remember her teaching me to make a papier-mâché cat. Now, I am not the most artistic person when it comes to making things, but she was patient. I wish she was still able to teach me how to cut with scissors. I still can't do that. She had away though of making everything seem so simple. Basket weaving was one of them. I made a wreath last Saturday and I couldn't help but think of her. Weaving was done also, and she always had such patients. Love her.

Rebecca Hall Lewis I remember making piñata's, pot holders, pressed foil art, weaving baskets, tissue paper flowers, clay pots and much more. One of my favorite classes. Wishing much love and many blessings to Mrs. Randles.

Laura Davis Myers She was a loving and kind person and never had a bad word to say about anyone. The last time I talked to Ms. Randles was after work when she happened to be at APH and it was so nice to see her again after so many years. I will always keep her close to my heart.

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Mike Hudson

February 19, 2018

Jean volunteered for years and years at the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind. Raymond interviewed our retired staff and Jean edited the transcripts. She was always smiling and had a wry sense of humor, but you knew she liked you, even when she was teasing you. We missed her when she stopped coming in, and we miss her even more deeply today.

Timothy Moore

February 18, 2018

Had Ms Randall's as an art teacher at KSB. She was a great lady. God gained an angel. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Terry Rowe

February 18, 2018

Love you Jean. I think God that He let us cross each others lives and have the many adventures together that we did. I'm looking forward to seeing you in your new home and body.