Randy S. Novotny

Randy S. Novotny, age 61 of Wymore passed away peacefully on March 2, 2023 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. He was born in Marysville, Kansas on April 23, 1961 to Dale “Jake” and Lois (Schroller) Novotny. He attended school at Oketo Elementary and was a graduate of Marysville High School. Randy started his career mowing yards for elderly people in Oketo. He then worked for Dale Prebyl selling antiques and collectables at flea markets. He then worked at Walmart, Weaver Construction, Latta Plumbing, and Temps Disposal all in Marysville until he found his niche as a roller operator for Hall Brothers in Marysville for 20 years. Randy worked long, hard hours out in the heat of the summer and worked away from home several times. Almost every boss he had wished they had 10 guys like Randy because he was such a hard worker. He ran his own business from his garage called Thriftables where he sold antiques and collectables for 4 years.
Randy was a past member of the Wymore Jaycees and the Southern Gage Community Pride Group. He enjoyed drinking beer, watching Classic TV – especially Green Acres and Beverly Hillbillies, fishing, hunting, football, going to flea markets and garage sales, watching NASCAR and playing with his great nieces and nephews.
Anyone that ever know Randy Knew he was happy-go-lucky and very ornery. He had a heart of gold and was always quick to help others. Randy has battled health problems for the last 12 years of his life. He still would smile that ornery smile, no matter what he was facing with his health problems almost ’til the end.
Survivors include his wife, Lori of Wymore; siblings, Barb (Allen) Kos of Marysville, Larry (Kathi) Novotny, Doug (Janell) Novotny, David Novotny all of Oketo, and Rhonda Plegge and special friend, Larry Schmitz of Marysville; sisters-in-law, Joy Tennant of Beatrice and Diane (John) Creek of Wymore; brother-in-law, Allyn (Julie) Weyer of Wymore; mother-in-law, Helen Weyer; nieces and nephews, Jeff Kos, Tiffany Sedlacek, Jake Plegge, Frannie Green, Carrie McColgan, Shelly Zellar, LG Novotny, Bill Novotny, Isaac Novotny, Tom Creek, Anna Price, Nichole Feldhausen, Jayson Tennant, Ranay Knabe, Carmen Eppens, Jessica Weyer, Amanda Jacobo, Chelsey Weyer, Cortney Galardi, Ashley Moser, Ryan Barber, and Alison Wells; 54 great nieces and nephews (“Little Rascals”); aunts and uncles, LuAnn McCown, Darlene Haner, Kay (Don) Butler, Shirley (Bill) Kossow, and Gary (Carla) Schroller; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Arlyn Weyer; brother-in-law, Mike Tennant; aunts and uncles, Bill (Joyce) Schroller, Dale Schroller; Delbert McCown; Richard Haner; Orville & Lucile Novotny; Whitey & Peggy Novotny; Archie & Betty Novotny and LG and Marie Novotny; and grandparents, Pearl and Gus Novotny and Bill and Hannah Schroller.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Wymore United Methodist Church with Sharon Schuster and Dan Albers officiating. Burial of ashes will be at the Oketo Cemetery. Casual dress is requested. A visitation will be held at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wymore-Blue Springs Area Fund, Oketo Cemetery, or Barneston Cemetery with the funeral home in charge. Sign Randy’s online register book and view his video tribute at These services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.


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