Joanne Randall, 81, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2012, at a local hospital. Joanne graduated from East High School in 1948 and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1952. She was a Phi Betta Cappa. In 1953, she moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she married James R. Randall Ph.D. in 1958. Together they owned Pym Randall Press and a rare book store, Ahab Rare Books, on Harvard Square. She returned to KC in 2009 where she made her home on the Plaza. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, James M. Mauk, Sr., and Gladys B. Mauk; her brother, Dr. James M. Mauk, Jr.; and her husband. Survived by nieces, Susan (Harry) Foster and Karen (Bill) Sallee; and cousins, Barbara Rector and Martha Parker. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com
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Published by Kansas City Star on Feb. 17, 2012.