Muriel Randall, 94

Muriel Louise Randall, 94, Wabash, passed away 6:40 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at Wabash County Hospital.

Muriel was born to the late Howard Eldon and Edith (Metzner) Hutchison on July 7, 1918 in Flanagan, Ill. She married James N. Randall on Aug. 12, 1940, who passed away on Sept.19, 2001.

She was a 1931 graduate of Wabash High School. She worked for P.N. Hirsch Company. She retired from J.C. Penney after 25 years of employment, and then joined her husband and was the current owner of Jones UHaul in Wabash. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, and was a 70 year member of First United Methodist Church in Wabash. Muriel was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 90 of Wabash, American Legion Auxiliary Post 15 of Wabash, and Tri-More Euchre Club.

She is survived by her daughter Mrs. James (Beverly) Hostetler, Wabash; two grandchildren, John M. (Angela) Hostetler. Wabash and Julie Hughes. Indianapolis; and six great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Devin, Austin and Mason Hostetler and Landon and Kiersten Cole. Two brothers, Gilbert Hutchison and Delores McCallum, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, officiating Pastor Kurt Freeman. Burial will follow in the Friends Cemetery in Wabash. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Church or Salvation Army in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Jun 12