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Ida May

Ida Mae May (Scribner)

Tuesday, July 9th, 1929 - Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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Obituary

IDA MAE MAY
90, of Deford, died following a brief illness Sunday, December 8, 2019 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro. She was born July 9, 1929 at home in Kingston Township to Ben and Gertrude (Dorman) Scribner. She married Glen Dale May April 1, 1947 in Elm Rock, KY.

Ida Mae worked for Westinghouse in Lima, Ohio for five years. Later, she was employed by the Cigar Factory and Clifford Manufacturing. Ida Mae was known as a hard worker and for being a social butterfly. Spending time with family and friends made her the happiest. She enjoyed gardening and canning, sewing and crafts. Ida Mae was an avid euchre and blitz player. She always looked forward to a good game of dice.
Ida Mae is survived by her children: Gloria Clink of Caro; Margaret Knight of Cary, NC; Lorraine (Robert) Fritz of Caro; Glen (Lucy) May of Caro; Dale May of Muskegon; Jennie May of Deford; Nancy (Charles) Perez of Deford; daughter-in-law, Laura May of Simpsonville, SC; 19 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen; daughter, Carol Wright; son, James May; daughter-in- law: Christine May; sisters: Maryanne Sims, Claris Saylor; brother, Robert Scribner.

Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston with Pastor David Cooper of Deford Community Church officiating. Interment will be in Ellington Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

Visitation: 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston
Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Kranz Funeral Home Kingston
    Address
    3452 Washington St.
    KINGSTON, MI 48741
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Kranz Funeral Home Kingston
    Address
    3452 Washington St.
    KINGSTON, MI 48741
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor David Cooper
  • Interment

    Location
    Ellington Township Cemetery
    Address
    3352 E. Dutcher Road
    CARO, MI 48723
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Pamela Sopchik

Posted at 12:58pm
Mrs. May will be missed . She was a wonderful person. Mrs May always had time for a chat and a smile, when ever I saw her. One time we both happened to be in a store and I stopped her to say Hi. She informed me I could call her Ida. I told her okay Mrs. May. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them all very much. You could tell that by the way she talked about them. Sorry for your loss. You will always have your memories in your heart.

Gregory S. Knight

Posted at 10:43am
My grandma was an amazing woman. She was the focal point of our family. There was so many shared stories with her. She would share her tea with me. The best tea ever. No matter how old we were there was always time to sit under the shade tree with grandma. My trip in April to Michigan to see grandma it was such a special treat. I wish I was around more as I live in California but I know my grandma knew I always loved her. As a grandparent myself if I could be half as sweet, caring and supportive as she is I will be good. Grandma I love you and I always will. You are forever in my heart.
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April Knight-Odolinski

Posted at 07:35am
I was so lucky to have such a sweet and loving Grandma. She had many grandkids and she cared deeply for us all.
I think what I’ll remember most is the image of her at her home, sipping tea and sitting under the shade tree, catching up with everyone on what’s been going on in their lives. She loved to engage with people, listen to their stories and tell stories of her own. She will be missed tremendously.
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April Knight-Odolinski

Posted at 06:15am
In memory of my special Grandma May. She has touched so many lives with her loving and sweet spirit. She will be forever in our thoughts.
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Nancy Barrios

Posted at 05:09am
My deepest sympathy to the May Family at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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