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ROGER H. MAY Roger H. May, 91, of Vero Beach and Circleville, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at
Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born November 22, 1922 in Pickaway County, Ohio, the only child of the late Ralph Emerson and Mary (Hitler) May. Roger was also preceded in death by son-in-law, Dr. Tom McDonald. Roger graduated from Pickaway Twp. High School in 1940 and attended The Ohio State University. He left college to assist with his father's farming operation. A World War II Army veteran, Roger entered the service in 1944 and earned the rank of SGT before receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. Roger is survived by his loving wife, Mary "Markie" Hamman May whom he married on April 12, 1947; his 4 daughters, Valerie (Rick) Steinau of Cincinnati, OH, Nancy McDonald of Orlando, FL, Shelley (Roger) Rittenhouse of Pleasanton, CA and Laurie (Matt) Bell of Lathrup Village, MI; grandchildren, Peter and Jay Steinau, T.R. (Christy) McDonald, Jonathan McDonald, Lindsey (Mark) Lesar, Kristen Rittenhouse, Natalie, Evan and Eric Bell; and 5 great-grandchildren. Roger loved people. He was energized by his friends and was always quick to help others. He taught his daughters by the example he set in treating others equally and fairly and being a good listener without being judgmental. Roger and Markie enjoyed residing in Vero Beach for 6 months out of the year. Roger was a man of great faith who loved the Lord. He and Markie were members of Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach. Roger was also a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Vero Beach Rotary Club and the Vero Beach Florida Hospital Foundation. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Community United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pickaway St., Circleville, OH with Pastor Barry Burns officiating. Burial will be in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery with military service provided by AMVETS Post 2256 Honor Guard. Friends may call from 1:00-3:00 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 E. Main St., Circleville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pickaway County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3, Circleville, OH 43113. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory of Roger.
Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home
151 East Main Street Circleville, OH 43113
Published in the TC Palm on May 3, 2014