She was born on Feb. 14, 1929, at Ft. Seybert, the daughter of the late John Emory and Nora (Dunkle) Conrad.
Mrs. May was a 1946 graduate of Franklin High School, where she was the salutatorian of her graduating class. She worked on the family farm with her husband and retired in 1996 after working for 28 years as a deputy clerk for the Pendleton County Clerk’s Office.
She was a lifelong member of Fairview Bethel United Methodist Church, where she was an organist for more than 70 years. She was also a member of the Fairview Bethel United Methodist Women and served as treasurer for many years. She served as one of the original trustees and a long-time secretary of the Fairview Cemetery Association.
She loved music, reading and family history. She had an excellent memory, especially for people’s names and family connections.
On April 28, 1950, she married Durwood Earl May, who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2021.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Beth May of Ft. Seybert; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John Franklin May (Jan. 14, 2008); a sister, Mary Ann Ours; and a cousin who was like a brother, Maurice D. Ruddle.
A graveside service was held Dec. 30 at Fairview Cemetery in Ft. Seybert with Pastor Mike Loudermilk officiating.
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