Carolyn May Randall, 79, of Ottawa, passed away Sept, 5, 2018, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas.

Graveside funeral services will be noon Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Family will meet with friends for a visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa.

She was born in Ottawa, March 26, 1939, the daughter of Joe McAuley and Edith (Elder) McAuley.

Carol May was a lifelong resident of Ottawa. As a young woman, she worked at Wright Photography Studio in downtown Ottawa. For 24 years, she was a teacher at Franklin County Daycare, retiring in 2000.

Carol May was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ottawa. She enjoyed reading a good book and making crafts. She was very talented in art. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. When Walter was alive they were avid campers. She loved to watch Family Feud and was often found watching the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sundays. Most special to Carol May was her family. She was a great comfort to her children when they needed her. Her grandchildren knew that she would never hesitate to spoil them when she had the opportunity. She was a very family focused person.

On June 24, 1960, Carol May was united in marriage to Walter H. Randall at the First Baptist Church in Ottawa. They shared 42 years of marriage until the death of Walter on April 1, 2002. She is also preceded in death by her father, Joe McAuley and a sister, Kathy Brown.

Carol May is survived by her mother, Edith McAuley, Ottawa; five siblings, Buster McAuley, Ottawa; Darrell McAuley, Augusta, Kansas; Darlene Heflin, Pickering, Missouri; Donna Humphrey, Ottawa; Linda Leatherberry, Ottawa; five children, Pam Lively and her husband, Mike, Topeka, Kansas; Teresa Stapleton, Kansas City, Missouri; James Randall and his wife, Michelle, Pomona, Kansas; Tina Rose and her husband, Brent, Ottawa; Angela Burgoon and her husband, Tim, Ottawa; 13 grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren, with two on the way.

Memorial contributions can be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Condolences may be sent through