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Martha E. May


January 25, 1919 ~ August 25, 2013 - Obituary Condolences
Martha E. May Obituary
Martha E. May January 25, 1919 ~ August 25, 2013 Martha E. May, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on August 25, 2013. Martha was born on January 25, 1919, in Canton, Illinois, to Harry and Mattie Burgard. Martha met and married Robert M. May, and they were married 71 years. Martha worked at JCPenney (when it was downtown) and had a lot of friends. After retirement, Robert and Martha traveled in their motor home and enjoyed the travels with friends and family. Martha loved to work with her hands, making flower arrangements or crocheting. Martha was everyone's friend, always made you feel very special, and was always there to help anyone. She loved holiday get-togethers with friends and family. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; seven sisters and brothers and their spouses; her in-laws, Clarence and Opal May; and son-in-law, Richard E. Russell. She is survived by her husband, Robert M. May; daughter, Sally J. Russell, grandchildren, Kim Mallard, Karrie and Jeremy Moseley, and Ashley and Matt Tramel; great-grandchildren, Austin Russell-Smith, Makenna Moseley; sister-in-law, Phillis Schmidt; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. before the service, at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park, 2739 Panama Lane. Thank you to all who helped care for Martha in these last months. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 28, 2013
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