Mary E. May, age 89, of Bucks Creek Road, Gillett, Pa. entered God's heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at home following an extended illness.
Mary was born Aug. 16, 1924 in Troy Pa., daughter of the late Harry F. and Sarah (Corey) Nice. She was a graduate of Colorado Springs High School and completed her nursing degree in Florida. She and her late husband Meredith May celebrated 33 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1976.
Mary worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, Troy Fine Arts and Craft Club, the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club and the Rebecca's. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a noted artist.
Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sara Jean and David Geiger of Gillett, Pa., Pamela and Grant Geiger of Omaha, Neb.; son, William May of Gillett, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Meredith and Dawn May of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many lifelong friends.
Mary was predeceased by her parents; husband, Meredith in 1976; and her daughter, Carolyn Friedrich in 1989.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett Pa. Mary's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rob Wuethrich officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
Memorials in Mary's memory may be made to a charity of her choice or to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY 14894.
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