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Mary Randy Thompson

March 13, 1921 - May 6, 2019

Randy passed from this life May 6, 2019, with her family by her side, she was 98.

Randy was born on March 13, 1921, the third of four children, to James V. and Eula Morine Morton in Duvall. At the age of two, she moved to Sayre, where she grew up with her family: one sister and two brothers. Randy enjoyed life in this small town with many friends. As a senior at Sayre High School in 1939, Randy was voted Homecoming Queen. After graduation, Randy attended Sayre Junior College and became proficient at shorthand and typing which led to the opportunity of working as a court reporter for the Sayre District Attorney at age 20. She met and eventually married the father of her children, H. L. Josh Joslin on May 11, 1941.

From 1941-1962, Randy and Josh made their home in Oklahoma City, where their three children were born. Randy enjoyed raising her children, volunteering in the church and at school, sewing for her children and creating a loving atmosphere in their home.

In 1962, Josh’s work took the family to Okmulgee. It wasn’t long before Randy started working as the Court Reporter for Judge John Maley holding the position for approximately 23 years. During this time, she was active in the PTA, First United Methodist Church, the Okmulgee County Guidance Center and was a member of the State Mental Health Board. Randy and Josh became avid golfers and thoroughly enjoyed their time on the course with friends. In 1983, Josh left her side to be with Jesus.

Randy married Charlie Thompson on June 26, 2001, at 80 years of age. They had attended school together in Sayre, since the 2nd grade. They enjoyed many friendships and OSU football, living in Still-water until moving to Tulsa, due to his health, in 2005. At 88, Charlie passed away, with Randy at his side. Randy was blessed with loving relationships with his five children.

Since his passingand until her death, Randy continued to attend Southern Hills Baptist Church and Celebrate Recovery, but her greatest joy in service was in going to the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center on Sundays to minister to women who were turning their lives to Christ. Her love for her family and desire to be with them, share birthdays, shop with her daughters, swim with grandkids and golf with her son and sons-in-law remained the reason she would always tell you she is “the MOST blessed person” …

Randy is survived by daughter Norma Joslin Murphy and husband Steve, Tulsa; son Dan Joslin and wife Sue, Oklahoma City; and daughter Mary Anne Joslin Dangott and husband Bill, Okmulgee; 10 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who love her deeply.

Memorial contributions be made in her memory to any of the following: Inside Out Re-Entry Services, Inc., Gateway House, Inc.or Clarehouse.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service. Family and friends may send memories and condolences to the family online at

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